Pageantry Pag"eant*ry (-r[y^]), n. Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor. [1913 Webster]

Such pageantry be to the people shown. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The pageantry of festival. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Pomp; parade; show; display; spectacle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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