What does the word pageant mean?

Usage examples for pageant

  1. The line of march to the cemetery lay past the Adams house, so Mrs. Adams had asked them all to come there, to watch the solemn pageant. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. The crowd, who had come for a day's pageant, a frolic not unlike the happy doings at East Molesey Fair, felt suddenly silenced and oppressed. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  3. It was a pageant of black shadow and brilliant light. – Where Deep Seas Moan by E. Gallienne-Robin