a meeting, especially of students before an interscholastic athletic contest, to stimulate group enthusiasm by rousing talks, songs, cheers, etc.
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How to use pep rally in a sentence
Yates was an incredible physical presence at Firefly, dunking on phantom Nerf hoops, rowing imaginary kayaks down the Colorado River and executing one-man cheerleading routines at the pep rally in his mind.Turnstile, the soaring hardcore band of the moment, has a reminiscent sound that pushes us forward in time | Chris Richards | September 29, 2021 | Washington Post
She started noticing ramps that were too steep and doorways that were too narrow and bleachers that limited whom she could invite to homecoming pep rallies.
Counselors who once displayed seniors’ college acceptance letters in school hallways and who organized celebratory pep rallies have resorted to emails and slideshows to try to motivate students.Applying to College Was Never Easy for Most Students. The Pandemic Made It Nearly Impossible | Katie Reilly | March 31, 2021 | Time
A high school vibe overtook the hall: it was a pep rally, complete with its own music video—“Kahana was right,” laments the ditty.
In Manhattan Thursday, President Barack Obama will hold a glitzy pep rally of sorts for Democrats trying to weather the storm.