1 public entertainment consisting of a procession of people in costume, or an outdoor performance of scenes from history 盛装的游行; 露天演出的历史剧
*(fig 比喻) the pageant of history, ie history as a succession of colourful events 丰富多彩的历史.
2 brilliant display or spectacle 壮丽的场面; 伟观.
1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin:
pagina 'scene of a play'
, from Latin
an organized public show, often performed outdoors, where people dress in decorated or unusual clothes a colourful pageant of Scotland's pastAmE
a public competition for young women in which their appearance, and sometimes other qualities, are compared and judged
= beauty contestthe pageant of sthliterary
a series of historical events that are interesting and important the pageant of African history