pageantry

[ paj-uhn-tree ]
/ ˈpædʒ ən tri /

noun, plural pag·eant·ries.

spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation.
mere show; empty display.
pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants.

Origin of pageantry

First recorded in 1600–10; pageant + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for pageantry

pageantry

/ (ˈpædʒəntrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

spectacular display or ceremony
archaic pageants collectively
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Word Origin and History for pageantry

pageantry


n.

"splendid display," 1650s; see pageant + -ry.

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