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pag·eant·ry

 (păj′ən-trē)
n. pl. pag·eant·ries
1. Pageants and their presentation.
2.
a. Grand display; pomp.
b. Empty show; flashy display.
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pageantry

(ˈpædʒəntrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. spectacular display or ceremony
2. archaic pageants collectively
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pag•eant•ry

(ˈpædʒ ən tri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. spectacular display; pomp.
2. mere show; empty display.
3. pageants collectively.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pageantry - a rich and spectacular ceremonypageantry - a rich and spectacular ceremony  
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
2.pageantry - an elaborate representation of scenes from history etcpageantry - an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
representation - an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
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pageantry

noun spectacle, show, display, drama, parade, splash (informal), state, glitter, glamour, grandeur, splendour, extravagance, pomp, magnificence, theatricality, showiness He was greeted with all the pageantry of an official state visit.
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Translations
ابَّهَة
pompa
pomp og pragt
viîhöfn, viîhafnarsÿning

pageantry

[ˈpædʒəntrɪ] Npompa f, boato m
it was celebrated with much pageantryse celebró con gran boato
the pageantry of the occasionlo espectacular or vistoso del acontecimiento
all the pageantry of historytodo el esplendor de la historia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pageantry

[ˈpædʒəntri] napparat m, pompe f
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pageantry

nPrunk m, → Gepränge nt; all the pageantry of historydie ganze Pracht der Geschichte; the coronation was celebrated with great pageantrydie Krönung wurde sehr prunkvoll or mit großem Prunk gefeiert
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pageantry

[ˈpædʒntrɪ] nsfarzo, pompa
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pageant

(ˈpӕdʒənt) noun
1. a dramatic performance made up of different, usually historical scenes, often performed during a procession. The children performed a historical pageant.
2. any fine show or display. a pageant of colour.
ˈpageantry noun
splendid and colourful show or display. I love the pageantry of royal processions.
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References in classic literature ?
So late from Heaven - that dew - it fell(Mid dreams of an unholy night) Upon me - with the touch of Hell, While the red flashing of the light From clouds that hung, like banners, o'er, Appeared to my half-closing eye The pageantry of monarchy, And the deep trumpet-thunder's roar Came hurriedly upon me, telling Of human battle, where my voice, My own voice, silly child!
And you, whose present being is incorporated with the past--who have seen Governor after Governor, in stately pageantry, ascend these steps--whose whole life has been an observance of majestic ceremonies, and a worship of the King--how will you endure the change?
But it was the general belief that Esther could cause the Governors of the overthrown dynasty, with the beautiful ladies who had once adorned their festivals, the Indian chiefs who had come up to the Province House to hold council or swear allegiance, the grim Provincial warriors, the severe clergymen--in short, all the pageantry of gone days--all the figures that ever swept across the broad plate of glass in former times--she could cause the whole to reappear, and people the inner world of the mirror with shadows of old life.
While Don Quixote and Sancho were engaged in the discussion set forth the last chapter, they heard loud shouts and a great noise, which were uttered and made by the men on the mares as they went at full gallop, shouting, to receive the bride and bridegroom, who were approaching with musical instruments and pageantry of all sorts around them, and accompanied by the priest and the relatives of both, and all the most distinguished people of the surrounding villages.
All the pageantry and music and heroism in front; and behind, a blackened world, a trail of writhing corpses, a world of weeping women for whom the sun shall never rise again.
And Padua--Verona--Como, jeweled with stars; and patrician Venice, afloat on her stagnant flood--silent, desolate, haughty--scornful of her humbled state--wrapping herself in memories of her lost fleets, of battle and triumph, and all the pageantry of a glory that is departed.
For the Normans brought with them from France the zest for joy and beauty and dignified and stately ceremony in which the Anglo-Saxon temperament was poor--they brought the love of light-hearted song and chivalrous sports, of rich clothing, of finely-painted manuscripts, of noble architecture in cathedrals and palaces, of formal religious ritual, and of the pomp and display of all elaborate pageantry. In the outcome they largely reshaped the heavy mass of Anglo-Saxon life into forms of grace and beauty and brightened its duller surface with varied and brilliant colors.
There are four more days before the finals and not every one of the previously announced 88 expected candidates are in Manila for the ninth edition of Mister World, an offshoot of pageantry icon Julia Morley's Miss World beauty pageant.
Whether you prefer the massed marching bands, the skirl of the pipes and drums, the fast-paced action of the field gun or the flyball dog races, or the pomp and pageantry of the massed standard bearers, there is something for all the family.
In the world of pageantry, fans and critics abound-such is the reality.
"I am so, so fulfilled that we have transformed the aspect of pageantry where charity is now at the forefront, especially in the Philippines where we are avid lovers of pageantry," said Gray during the turnover of checks to the beneficiaries.
Recently, she announced that she now has 4 million followers on the social media site."Social media has definitely revolutionized or transformed the world of pageantry, and not just pageantry, but any social cause that we like to lend our voice to, how we inform each other, how we connect," she said.