A Word A Day : Cavalcade

Saturday, 10th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : kávv'l-kàyd

1. a procession, especially one of people on horses, in carriages, or in cars

2. a series or procession of things or people, especially a spectacular or dramatic one

3. a ceremonial procession or display


Late 16th century - Via French - Italian cavalcata - cavalcare -ride on horseback - medieval Latin caballicare - Latin caballus - horse


procession, parade, column, line, convoy, caravan

Contextual Example:

• At once it became the magic carpet, and unrolled itself far enough for all the cavalcade to walk upon.

• Almost as he spoke there filed into the clearing where the camp had been set up, a cavalcade of white men, followed by Indians.

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