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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-cade

A procession or show.

[The last syllable of cavalcade.]

Cavalcade, a formal procession of people on horseback or in (originally horse-drawn) vehicles, derives from Latin caballus, horse. The ending is actually -ade, but was wrongly analyzed. A few words have been formed on its model, mostly in the US, such as aquacade (Latin aqua, water), a spectacle involving swimming and diving, and motorcade, a procession of motor vehicles. Temporary formations also appear: camelcade, tractorcade.

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