[Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send.]
- Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
- Vain or ostentatious display. See synonyms at display.
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