Word of the DaySunday, February 20, 2005
\kav-uhl-KAYD; KAV-uhl-kayd\ , noun;
A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
Behind him he sensed the progress of the cavalcade as one by one the carriages wheeled off the Dublin road.
-- Stella Tillyard, Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary
Last week, Seoul pleaded for immediate financial assistance from the United States and Japan, following a cavalcade of bad economic news.
-- Steven Butler and Jack Egan, "No magic won for Korea", U.S. News, December 22, 1997
Cavalcade derives from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare, "to go on horseback," from Late Latin caballicare, from Latin caballus, "horse."
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