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noun
stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance.
pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things: The official was accompanied by all the pomps of his high position.
Archaic. a stately or splendid procession; pageant.
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Origin of pomp

1275–1325; Middle English <Latin pompa display, parade, procession <Greek pompḗ originally, a sending, akin to pémpein to send

OTHER WORDS FROM pomp

pompless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pomp

pomp
/ (pɒmp) /

noun
stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
vain display, esp of dignity or importance
obsolete a procession or pageant

Word Origin for pomp

C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send
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