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songfest

[ sawng-fest, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋ fɛst, ˈsɒŋ- /
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noun

an informal, often spontaneous gathering at which people sing folk songs, popular ballads, etc.
an informal gathering at a studio, concert hall, or the like, in which people participate by singing along with the performers.

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Origin of songfest

First recorded in 1915–20; song + fest
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