ceilidh


cei·lidh

noun \ˈkā-lē\

Definition of CEILIDH

Scottish & Irish
:  a party with music, dancing, and often storytelling

Variants of CEILIDH

cei·lidh also cei·li \ˈkā-lē\

Origin of CEILIDH

Irish céilí & Scottish Gaelic cèilidh visit, social evening, party with music and dancing, from Old Irish céilide visit, from céile servant, companion, neighbor; akin to Welsh cilydd companion, Old Breton kiled
First Known Use: 1875

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