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cavalcade (noun) a procession of people on horses, and in carriages or cars; a series of related events, one following another.

People on horses, and in cars or carriages, moving in an orderly manner, on a public or a ceremonious occasion are a cavalcade. When a candidate goes to file their nomination for election, their supporters and well-wishers go with them in a cavalcade, that is in a line, some on horses (in the past), and some in carriages and cars. 'The couple to be wedded was followed up to church by a cavalcade.' This means, the couple going to church to be married was followed by their relatives, friends, and the other invitees in cars and carriages, and on horses (in the past), up to the church.

  • The cavalcade of the President-elect, on his way to the White House, to be installed as the President there, consisted of his friends, supporters, escort, and security personnel, all in cars, moving in a procession to a set order.
  • The cavalcade of events that followed the nuclear bombing of Japan resulted in tighter controls on the use and transfer of nuclear technology.
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