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pageant

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin pagina. late 14c., "play in a cycle of mystery plays," perhaps from Latin pagina (page of a book).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpædʒɨnt̚/, /ˈpædʒənt/

NounEdit

pageant (plural pageants)

  1. An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.
  2. A spectacular ceremony.
  3. A beauty pageant.

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VerbEdit

pageant (third-person singular simple present pageants, present participle pageanting, simple past and past participle pageanted)

  1. To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.
    • Shakespeare
      He pageants us.