Synonyms for pageant:
spelling bee, parade, bake-off, picture.
raffle, inspection, beauty contest, performance.
Other synonyms and related words:
circus, display, boasting, pomp, piece, spectacular, boast, inspection, flourish, picture, ostentation, raree-show, pomposity, parade, raffle, extravaganza, vaunt, pageantry, pompousness, performance, ceremony.
Sense 2 (noun)
bake-off, raffle, beauty contest, spelling bee.
teleplay, improvisation, mime, art, mystery, show, presentation, ballet, excitement, improvisational drama, scene, skit, comedy, pantomime, burlesque, rendering, drama, melodrama, tragedy, production, broadway, vaudeville, choreography, spectacle, suspense, variety, panorama, theater, characterization.
spectacle or contest (noun)
Usage examples for pageant:
- Let me endeavour to give you an idea of the pageant. - "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.
- The Cavalry and Howitzers having been arranged in such order that each supported the other, and a prospect of some carnage supported them both, the word was given to advance, and the warlike pageant swept onward very much as we read in the reliable morning journals. - "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3", Robert H. Newell.
- Is Gwen Harcourt to be in the pageant? - "Princess Polly At Play", Amy Brooks.