pag|eant|ry «PAJ uhn tree», noun, plural -ries.
1. a splendid show; gorgeous display; pomp: »

The large Stratford company of some 90-odd players manages swordplay and panoplied pageantry with great facility (Newsweek).

SYNONYM(S): spectacle.
2. Figurative. mere show; empty display. SYNONYM(S): ostentation, pretension.
3. a pageant, or pageants collectively.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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