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



BrE BrE//pɒmp//
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːmp//
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  • the impressive clothes, decorations, music, etc. and traditional customs that are part of an official occasion or ceremony all the pomp and ceremony of a royal wedding
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French pompe, via Latin from Greek pompē ‘procession, pomp’, from pempein ‘send’.Idioms formal and impressive ceremony Funerals of famous people were conducted with great pomp and circumstance.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pomp