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American English: /pəˈreɪd/
British English: /pəˈreɪd/

Translation of parade in Spanish:


  • 1 (procession) fashion parade
    desfile de modas or de modelos
    he made a parade of his knowledge/wealth [derogatory]
    estuvo haciendo alarde de sus conocimientos/su dinero
    Example sentences
    • The parade will set off from Victoria Square at 2.35 pm to walk through the town centre towards Bolton Parish Church in Churchgate for a service at 3pm.
    • The parade will set off from Albert Square at about 1pm this Sunday and wind its way to Chinatown for an afternoon of celebration.
    • Dozens of people lined Salisbury Street in Amesbury to watch a parade from the car park to St Mary and St Melor Church.
    Example sentences
    • Militia units, particularly elite volunteer regiments, used the occasion to march in parades and display their military prowess and social standing.
    • The president salutes army troops during a military parade yesterday, during the final inspection before leaving office.
    • The crowd and live television audience were treated to a spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists.
  • 2 (assembly) (Military) to be on parade (Military)
    estar formado or en formación
    (on display) estar en exposición or a la vista de todos
    Example sentences
    • There are countless winks to the audience as a parade of stars appears in self-effacing cameos.
    • It was tough concentrating, because there on the pavement was a non-stop parade of women who appeared to be lifetime members of the What Not To Wear Club.
    • The exhibition also saw a parade of ethnic dresses for men, women and kids.
  • 3 (of shops) (British)
    hilera (feminine) de tiendas
    Example sentences
    • It wants to build a £15m supermarket on the site, together with a small parade of shops and an office development.
    • To support the team's work, Merton Council has arranged to clean graffiti free of charge from small shop parades.
    • A little further away on Boroughbridge Road a very popular bakery closed and will now be demolished for flats, which seems a bit strange because it was part of a parade of shops.

transitive verb

  • 1 (display)
    desfilar con
    hacer alarde or ostentación de
    alardear de
    hacer ostentación de
    hacer desfilar
    they paraded placards condemning the decision
    desfilaron con pancartas que condenaban la decisión
    Example sentences
    • They chased a now fully-clothed offender, nabbed him and marched him back over the fence and paraded him past the crowd in the Merv Cowan stand.
    • The stadium staged its first meeting on July 30, 1932, when legendary greyhound Mick the Miller was paraded around the track.
    • The thought of Nina clinging to Scott's arm and parading him all over school for the rest of the day made a wave of nausea sweep over me.
    Example sentences
    • The King paraded his army, hoping to impress and perhaps intimidate.
    • Domed ceilings, Georgian columns and plunging chandeliers exude palatial grandeur, an impression enhanced by the amount of jewellery paraded by Glasgow's glitterati.
    • The university students swagger down here as though it were a catwalk, parading their Parisian clothes.
  • 2 (march, walk)
    desfilar por
    Example sentences
    • My mother would often parade in public places with me whenever she would go out and I was not doing anything at home.
    • Municipal councilors, government employees and the general public then paraded around town to welcome in the Thai New Year.
    • Those who dislike any form of martial mimicry or organised religion do not want to see their children parading and marching to church in uniform.
  • 3 (assemble)
    hacer formar

intransitive verb

  • 1 (march, walk) the boys paraded around, showing off to the girls [derogatory]
    los muchachos se pavoneaban delante de las chicas
    to parade up and down (soldier/model/child)
    (swagger, strut) andar de aquí para allá pavoneándose
  • 2 (masquerade) self-interest parading as humanitarianism
    el propio interés haciéndose pasar por humanitarismo
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