noun, plural pag·eant·ries.
Examples from the Web for pageantry
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A papal visit, by definition, is freighted with emotion and pageantry.‘Viva Papa Francisco!’ Brazil Celebrates Pope’s Trip|Mac Margolis|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cannons were fired, brass bands played, and American-inspired pomp and pageantry abounded.Liberia Rethinks Its Past in Wake of Charles Taylor War-Crimes Verdict|Emily Schmall, Clair MacDougall|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even though it was Ronald Reagan coming through the door, I loved the pageantry.Obama Should Use Fighting Words in the 2012 State of the Union|Michael Tomasky|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But recently, news broke of a woman who claimed to be blowing the lid off a "dirty little secret" of pageantry.
Moreover, he was so much in love with all sorts of pageantry and acts of power that he would willingly do his part.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery|Robert Means Lawrence
He was frequently employed to supply verses for Court Masques and Pageantry.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
A pageantry of the things that have been happening in Dante for six hundred years.Oscar Wilde|Arthur Ransome
Want of logic and defiance of ethical principle underlie their pride in magnificent ceremonial and pageantry.Shakespeare and the Modern Stage|Sir Sidney Lee
The proud Spaniards advanced in their invading march with as much of war's pageantry as could be assumed.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi|John S. C. Abbott