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ceilidh

[ key-lee ]
/ ˈkeɪ li /
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noun Irish, Scot., and Canadian (chiefly Prince Edward Island).

a party, gathering, or the like, at which dancing, singing, and storytelling are the usual forms of entertainment.

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Origin of ceilidh

<Irish céilidhe,Scots Gaelic cèilidh, MIr célide, derivative of Old Irish céile companion

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British Dictionary definitions for ceilidh

ceilidh
/ (ˈkeɪlɪ) /

noun

(esp in Scotland and Ireland) an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling

Word Origin for ceilidh

C19: from Gaelic
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