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Definition of pageant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a competition for young women in which their beauty, personal qualities, and skills are judged a beauty pageant compare beauty contest
  2. 2 a public entertainment in which people dress in historical costume and give performances of scenes from history
  3. 3pageant (of something) (literary) something that is considered as a series of interesting and different events life's rich pageant
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pageant

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