• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɒmp/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɑːmp/


  1. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 12: The Cyclops]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.
  2. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
Related terms Translations Verb

pomp (pomps, present participle pomping; past and past participle pomped)

  1. (obsolete) To make a pompous display; to conduct.

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