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Definition of pageant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a competition for young women in which their beauty, personal qualities, and skills are judged a beauty pageant compare beauty contest
  2. 2a 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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