1. A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
2. A ceremonial procession or display.
3. A succession or series: starred in a cavalcade of Broadway hits.
[French, from Old French, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare, to ride on horseback, from Medieval Latin caballicāre, from Latin caballus, horse.]
1. a procession of people on horseback, in cars, etc
2. any procession: a cavalcade of guests.
[C16: from French, from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare to ride on horseback, from Late Latin caballicāre, from caballus horse]
cav•al•cade(ˌkæv əlˈkeɪd, ˈkæv əlˌkeɪd)
1. a procession of persons riding on horses, in carriages or cars, etc.
2. any procession.
3. any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.
[1585–95; < Middle French < early Italian cavalcata horseback raid < Late Latin caballicāre]
Cavalcadea procession of persons on horseback; a procession or parade of carriages.
Examples: cavalcade of carriages; of devils, 1709; of horsemen; of songs; of sewarry [Indian mounted troops], 1616.