Definition of cavalcade in English:


Line breaks: cav¦al|cade
Pronunciation: /ˌkav(ə)lˈkeɪd
, ˈkav(ə)lkeɪd


A formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles: the royal cavalcade proceeded through the city
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  • Mr Celoro was buried in a silver-coloured coffin after a motorcycle cavalcade formed his funeral procession.
  • A falconry display, dog agility show and a cavalcade of military vehicles, chiefly from the Second World War era, drew crowds of spectators.
  • The procession included a cavalcade of 60 motorbikes and trikes ridden by friends and family of the grandfather-of-eight.


late 16th century (denoting a ride or raid on horseback): from French, from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare 'to ride', based on Latin caballus 'horse'.

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