Definition of Pomp and Circumstance from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Pomp and Circumstance

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a set of five marches by the English composer Edward Elgar, written between 1901 and 1930. A version of one of them later had words written for it and was given the title Land of Hope and Glory. This is played every year at the Last Night of the Proms, with the audience singing the words.

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