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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (march)
a. parade
Este año habrá 30 carrozas en la cabalgata de Canaval.This year there will be 30 floats in the Carnival parade.
b. procession
Hay una cabalgata en la que los Reyes Magos les lanzan dulces a los niños.There's a procession in which the Three Kings throw candies to the children.
c. cavalcade (with vehicles or horses)
Una cabalgata de vehículos antiguos circuló por las calles de la capital.A cavalcade of old vehicles drove through the streets of the capital.
2. (horse riding)
a. ride
Los cuatro hicimos una buena cabalgata esta mañana.The four of us had a good ride this morning.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. cavalcade, procession
Regionalism used in Spain
la cabalgata de los Reyes Magosprocession to celebrate the journey of the Three Kings, on 5th January
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1 (desfile) mounted procession; cavalcade
cabalgata de Reyes Twelfth Night procession
The cabalgata de Reyes is a float parade held on 5 January, the eve of Epiphany, in most Spanish towns and cities. It celebrates the coming of the Three Kings with their gifts for the infant Jesus. In the course of the cabalgatas, the Three Kings throw sweets into the crowd.
note See culture box in entry rey.
2 [de jinete] ride
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