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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.

pageantry

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

pag•eant•ry

(ˈpædʒ ən tri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. spectacular display; pomp.
2. mere show; empty display.
3. pageants collectively.
[1600–10]
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

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.
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

pageantry

[ˈpædʒəntri] napparat m, pompe f

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

pageantry

[ˈpædʒntrɪ] nsfarzo, pompa

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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
But none has been so spectacular in terms of pageantry as yesterday's Maundy service.
The polished pageantry of dancing in turn links the video and the video stills, which are arrayed in storyboard formation flanking the projection: A belle waves her mask; a riding crop is frozen between function and fetish.
They also, like Cardinal Ludovisi, suggest that this theater provided more than merely ostentatious pageantry masking rapidly declining political influence, as modern historians have often assumed.
The ceremonies of German monarchs had been private in the early nineteenth century, but the desire to nurture the monarchies' popular appeal in the wake of the revolutions led the kings to introduce more pageantry and pomp and to make royal ceremony more accessible to the public.
Who does Tony Blair think he is when, with a wave of his hand, he wipes away years of tradition and pageantry, and makes mockery of it in Parliament?