A Word A Day : Cavalcade
Saturday, 10th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...
Cavalcade( 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 displayEtymology:
Late 16th century - Via French - Italian cavalcata - cavalcare -ride on horseback - medieval Latin caballicare - Latin caballus - horseSynonyms:
procession, parade, column, line, convoy, caravanContextual 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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