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Topic: LEISURE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: pagina 'scene of a play', from Latin, 'page'; PAGE1

pageant

noun
     
pag‧eant [countable]
1SHDLO an organized public show, often performed outdoors, where people dress in decorated or unusual clothes:
a colourful pageant of Scotland's past
2 American EnglishDLDC a public competition for young women in which their appearance, and sometimes other qualities, are compared and judged [= beauty contest]
3

the pageant of something

literary a series of historical events that are interesting and important:
the pageant of African history
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