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pageant

[ paj-uhnt ]
/ ˈpædʒ ənt /
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Origin of pageant

1350–1400; Middle English pagyn, pagaunt, pagand<Anglo-Latin pāgina a stage for plays, scene, platform, perhaps special use of Latin pāginapage1

OTHER WORDS FROM pageant

pag·eant·eer, nounpa·gean·tic [puh-jan-tik], /pəˈdʒæn tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pageant

pageant
/ (ˈpædʒənt) /

noun

an elaborate colourful parade or display portraying scenes from history, esp one involving rich costume
any magnificent or showy display, procession, etc

Word Origin for pageant

C14: from Medieval Latin pāgina scene of a play, from Latin: page 1
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