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[paj-uh n-tree] /ˈpædʒ ən tri/

noun, plural pageantries.
spectacular display; pomp:
the pageantry of a coronation.
mere show; empty display.
collectively; and the performance of .
noun (pl) -ries
spectacular display or ceremony
(archaic) pageants collectively

“splendid display,” 1650s; see pageant + -ry.


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