(in Wales) an annual festival, with competitions among poets and musicians.
- eis·tedd·fod·ic, adjective
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How to use eisteddfod in a sentence
Finally, eight other preachers from the eisteddfod came and announced to the Elder their intention.Early Scenes in Church History | Various
She temporizes, postpones, and supplicates to have the period extended up to the close of the eisteddfod.The Amazing Marriage, Complete | George Meredith
The last commission was issued by Queen Elizabeth in 1568, but the eisteddfod fell into abeyance during the seventeenth century.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
In modern Welsh, a bard is a poet whose vocation has been recognized at an eisteddfod.
In Cathays Park there is also a “gorsedd” or bardic circle of huge monoliths erected in connexion with the eisteddfod of 1899.
British Dictionary definitions for eisteddfod
any of a number of annual festivals in Wales, esp the Royal National Eisteddfod, in which competitions are held in music, poetry, drama, and the fine arts
- eisteddfodic, adjective
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