pageantry

[paj-uhn-tree]
noun, plural pageantries.
1.
spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation.
2.
mere show; empty display.
3.
pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants.

Origin:
1600–10; pageant + -ry


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

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pageantry
1650s; see pageant.
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Example sentences
There's a lot of pageantry on display at derbies, too.
It's a complex drama of power and violence salted with a little magic and
  pageantry.
Today, it is mostly pageantry, with a lingering touch of popular festivity.
Royal building programmes and pageantry came to seem wasteful extravagance.
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