aquacade (n.) "aquatic entertainment," 1937, American English, from AQUA (Cf. aqua)- + -cade, from CAVALCADE (Cf. cavalcade) (q.v.).

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  • aquacade — ☆ aquacade [ak′wə kād΄, äk′wi kād΄ ] n. [ AQUA(TIC) + CADE] an aquatic exhibition or entertainment consisting of swimming, diving, etc., often to music …   English World dictionary

  • aquacade — noun Etymology: Aquacade, a water spectacle originally at Cleveland, Ohio Date: 1937 a water spectacle that consists usually of exhibitions of swimming and diving with musical accompaniment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aquacade — |akwə|kād, |äk noun ( s) Etymology: after Aquacade, a water entertainment spectacle at the Cleveland, O. Great Lakes Exposition of 1937 and the New York World s Fair of 1939 40 : a water spectacle that consists usually of exhibitions of swimming… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aquacade — /ak weuh kayd , ah kweuh /, n. an elaborate aquatic performance or exhibition consisting of swimming, diving, etc., usually accompanied by music [1935 40; AQUA + CADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aquacade — noun An entertainment consisting of swimmers and divers performing to music …   Wiktionary

  • aquacade — n. musical swimming and diving show …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aquacade — aq·ua·cade …   English syllables

  • aquacade — aq•ua•cade [[t]ˈæk wəˌkeɪd, ˈɑ kwə [/t]] n. sbz an exhibition of skilled swimming and diving to music • Etymology: 1935–40; aqua(tic)+ cade …   From formal English to slang

  • Billy Rose's Aquacade — was a music, dance and swimming show produced by Billy Rose at the Great Lakes Exposition in 1937.Later Aquacade moved to the 1939 New York World s Fair where it was the most successful production of the fair (Lowe). The Art Deco 11,000 seat… …   Wikipedia

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