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soiree

or soi·rée

[ swah-rey ]
/ swɑˈreɪ /
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noun
an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree.
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Origin of soiree

First recorded in 1790–1800; from French “evening, evening party,” equivalent to Old French soir “evening” (from Latin sērō “late” (adverb), originally ablative of sērus ) + -ée, from Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus; see -ate1; cf. journey
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British Dictionary definitions for soiree

soiree
/ (ˈswɑːreɪ) /

noun
an evening party or other gathering given usually at a private house, esp where guests are invited to listen to, play, or dance to music

Word Origin for soiree

C19: from French, from Old French soir evening, from Latin sērum a late time, from sērus late
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