cavalcade


cavalcade

noun

  1. a procession of persons riding on horses, in horsedrawn carriages, in cars, etc.
  2. any procession.
  3. any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.

noun

  1. a procession of people on horseback, in cars, etc
  2. any processiona cavalcade of guests
n.

1590s, via Middle French cavalcade (15c.), from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare “to ride on horseback,” from Vulgar Latin *caballicare (also source of Spanish cabalgada, Portuguese cavalgata), from Latin caballus (see cavalier). Literally, “a procession on horseback;” in 20c. -cade came to be regarded as a suffix and taken to form motorcade (1913), etc.

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