Meaning of pageantry

pag•eant•ry

Pronunciation: (paj'un-trē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation.
  2. mere show; empty display.
  3. pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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