grand, great, large, long
little, small
public, street
slow, solemn, stately
ceremonial, formal
constant, endless, never-ending, steady

We've had an endless procession of new secretaries through the office since Amy left.

candlelit (BrE), torchlight
funeral, religious, wedding
head, lead

The mayor of the town led the procession to the central square.


Heavily laden donkeys joined the procession of jeeps and trucks.

make its way, march, move, pass, wind, wind its way

The funeral procession moved slowly down the avenue.

The solemn procession wound its way through the narrow streets.

begin, leave, move off, set off (BrE)
reach sth

when the procession reached the edge of the village

in (a/the) procession

The children marched in procession behind the band.

procession of

a procession of circus performers

procession through

a procession through the heart of Hong Kong

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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