/paj"euhn tree/, n., pl. pageantries.
1. spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation.
2. mere show; empty display.
3. pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants.
[1600-10; PAGEANT + -RY]
Syn. 1. spectacle, ceremony, show.

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