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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: pompe, from Greek, 'procession'

pomp

noun
     
pomp [uncountable]
formal all the impressive clothes, decorations, music etc that are traditional for an important official or public ceremony:
The queen's birthday was celebrated with great pomp and ceremony.
all the pomp and circumstance (=an impressive ceremony) of a treaty signing

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