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cei·lidh

 (kā′lē)
n.
A social gathering with traditional Irish or Scottish music, dancing, and storytelling.

[Irish Gaelic céilidhe, from Old Irish célide, visit, from céle, companion; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]

ceilidh

(ˈkeɪlɪ)
n
(esp in Scotland and Ireland) an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling
[C19: from Gaelic]

ceilidh

A Scottish Gaelic word meaning a visit, used to mean a social gathering with music, singing, and often dancing .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ceilidh - an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Translations

ceilidh

[ˈkeɪli] nbal m folklorique écossais (or irlandais)
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