or soi·rée

[ swah-rey ]
/ swɑˈreɪ /


an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree.

Origin of soiree

1810–20; < French, equivalent to Old French soir evening (< Latin sērō late (adv.), orig. ablative of sērus) + -ée < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1; cf. journey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for soiree

/ (ˈswɑːreɪ) /


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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