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EtymologyEdit

From French cavalcade, from Old French cavalcade, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare (to ride on horseback), from Medieval Latin caballicō, from Vulgar Latin caballus (horse). Doublet of chevauchee.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkævəlˌkeɪd/, /ˌkævəlˈkeɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪd

NounEdit

cavalcade (plural cavalcades)

  1. (collective) A company of riders.
    Synonym: company
  2. A parade.
    Synonyms: parade, procession
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter IX, Section iii
      In the second row of the cavalcade were Francie, Fanny's god-daughter, now thirteen years old and already elegant in long frilled pantalettes, tartan skirts, and a leghorn hat with streamers, …
  3. A trail ride, usually more than one day long.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Stranleigh found no difficulty in getting a cavalcade together at Bleacher’s station, an amazingly long distance west of New York.
  4. (by extension) A series, a chain (e.g. of events).
    Synonyms: chain, series
    As soon as I visited this website, a cavalcade of dialog boxes started to appear on my screen; that's when I realized my computer was infected with a virus.

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VerbEdit

cavalcade (third-person singular simple present cavalcades, present participle cavalcading, simple past and past participle cavalcaded)

  1. To move as part of a series or group, such as marchers in a parade or snow in an avalanche, especially in large numbers or in a chaotic or dangerous fashion
    • 1725, John Windhus, “A Journey to Mequinez”, in John Pinkerton, The Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels, Volume 15, Longman et al. (1814), page 478:
      Great numbers of horse were still cavalcading, but []
    • 1866, Elizabeth Charles, The Draytons and the Davenants, M. W. Dodd, pages 348–9:
      [] although for the most part he believed the devil was too good a general to let his soldiers waste their time in cavalcading about on broom-sticks.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cavalcade.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkaː.vɑlˈkaː.də/
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  • Hyphenation: ca‧val‧ca‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

NounEdit

cavalcade f (plural cavalcades)

  1. horse parade, cavalcade

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, see cavalcade.

NounEdit

cavalcade f (plural cavalcades)

  1. cavalcade