noun \ˈgā-lə, ˈga-, ˈgä-\

: a public party or celebration

Full Definition of GALA

:  a festive celebration; especially :  a public entertainment marking a special occasion
capitalized :  a medium-sized apple with crisp yellowish-white sweet flesh and a red skin or a golden skin with red striping
gala adjective

Examples of GALA

  1. a grand gala celebrating the town's centennial
  2. <attended the gala celebrating the reopening of the museum>

Origin of GALA

Italian, from Middle French gale festivity, pleasure — more at gallant
First Known Use: 1777


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