Examples from the Web for soiree
Tirico stood there dumbfounded, and the woman turned and left the soiree.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the phrase tea party still referred to, you know, an afternoon soiree, where they served, you know, tea.Why Republican Efforts to Block Obama Won’t Work This Time|Michael Tomasky|December 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One attendee, an attractive woman in her 20s, passionately defended the soiree as a way for certain people to connect with Occupy.Far From the Streets, the Bold-Faced Names Rub Shoulders With the Wall Street Occupiers|Jeff Smith|March 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
George W. Bush made his first appearance at a Washington soiree since his departure in 2009.
More than 100 people checked in to the soiree via Foursquare, which did not go unnoticed by co-host Nick McGlynn.
My card of invitation said a soiree,—even that I might have dared: but here was a regular leve!Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
Nevertheless, nine months passed before they met again at a soiree.
We have also commenced a soiree for German and French conversation.
He had described her first soiree during the previous year, when she had made her debut at that mansion on her arrival in Paris.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
I went last night to his third soiree, and he certainly is the wonder of the age.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for soiree
Word Origin for soiree
Word Origin and History for soiree
"an evening party," 1793, from French soirée, from soir "evening," from Old French soir "evening, night" (10c.), from Latin sero (adv.) "late, at a late hour," from serum "late hour," neuter of serus "late," from PIE *se-ro-, suffixed form of root *se- (2) "long, late" (cf. Sanskrit sayam "in the evening," Lithuanian sietuva "deep place in a river," Old English sið "after," German seit "since," Gothic seiþus "late," Middle Irish sith, Middle Breton hir "long").