a party, gathering, or the like, at which dancing, singing, and storytelling are the usual forms of entertainment.
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How to use ceilidh in a sentence
The Highland ceilidh will be commenced in the next number, and continued from month to month.
The fire in the centre of the room was almost a necessity of the good old ceilidh days.
At the evening ceilidh a competent reader of Gaelic can usually be found.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland | Daniel Turner Holmes
They say these "ceilidh" are not yet altogether given up in Gairloch parish.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire | John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
As for the superstition of the tales of ceilidh and buaile-mhart I have little to say.John Splendid | Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for ceilidh
(esp in Scotland and Ireland) an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling
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