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Definition of ceilidh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ceilidh

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪli//
 
 
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a social occasion with music and dancing, especially in Scotland and Ireland Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Scottish Gaelic ceilidh and Irish célidhe (earlier form of céilí), from Old Irish céilide ‘visit, visiting’, from céile ‘companion’.