Cavalcade meaning

kăvəl-kād, kăvəl-kād
A succession or series.

Starred in a cavalcade of Broadway hits.

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The definition of a cavalcade is a line of riders or carriages moving together, or a series of events.

An example of a cavalcade is a procession of riders on horseback in a parade.

An example of a cavalcade is a series of plays in a festival.

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A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
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A ceremonial procession or display.
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A procession of horsemen or carriages.
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A trail ride, usually more than one day long.
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(by extension) A series, a chain (e.g. of events).

As soon as I visited this website, a cavalcade of dialog boxes started to appear on my screen; that's when I realized my computer was infected with a virus.

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To move as part of a series or group, such as marchers in a parade or snow in an avalanche, especially in large numbers or in a chaotic or dangerous fashion.
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Origin of cavalcade

  • French from Old French from Old Italian cavalcata from cavalcare to ride on horseback from Medieval Latin caballicāre from Latin caballus horse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Old French, from the Old Italian cavalcata from cavalcare, which meant to ride on horseback, from Medieval Latin caballicāre, from the Vulgar Latin caballus, which means horse. Ultimately related to chevauchee.

    From Wiktionary