Definition of cavalcade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkævlˈkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkævlˈkeɪd//
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a line of people on horses or in vehicles forming part of a ceremony Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a ride or raid on horseback): from French, from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare ‘to ride’, based on Latin caballus ‘horse’.Extra examples The Lord Mayor escorted the royal cavalcade through the streets of London. The cavalcade swept onward through the gates. They were followed by a cavalcade of 20 cars. We drove in cavalcade to the airport.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cavalcade