ceilidh

noun cei·lidh \ ˈkā-lē \
variants: or less commonly ceili

Definition of ceilidh

Scotland and Ireland
:a party with music, dancing, and often storytelling

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Origin and Etymology 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


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