Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pomp
IPA transcription: [p'ɑmp]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pomp, eclat
    Meaning: ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
  • Synonyms: gaudery, pomp
    Meaning: cheap or pretentious or vain display
Usage examples
  • Everything was ready, and all the pomp and brightness of the court was there.
  • You remember the hatchet that we buried last year with such pomp and ceremony?"
  • In the first row stood Monceux, in all the pomp of his shrievalty, with his councilmen and aldermen.
  • The body of their king was brought to Agrigent by the Cretans, where it was buried with great pomp, and over his tomb a temple to Aphrodite was erected.
  • There is less pomp and circumstance about the smaller stores, for all the goods are within easy reach, and the shops for household utensils and chinaware seem to have nearly the whole stock in trade piled up in front, or even in the street itself.
  • They were close upon his haunches; in a twinkling off went his wig; at every turn some strip of raiment was peeled away, until in a few moments, from his domineering pomp, he shrunk into a little, pursy, "chopp'd bald shot," and made his exit with only a few tags and rags fluttering at his back.
  • Although Monroe had received $350,000 for his public services alone, he was greatly harrassed with creditors toward the latter part of his life. Toward the last he made his home with his son-in-law, Samuel L. Gouverneur of New York city, where he was originally buried, but in 1830 he was removed to Richmond with great pomp and re-interred in Holleywood Cemetery.