gala

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noun ga·la \ˈgā-lə, ˈga-, ˈgä-\

Definition of gala

  1. 1 :  a festive celebration; especially :  a public entertainment marking a special occasion

  2. 2 capitalized :  a medium-sized apple with crisp yellowish-white sweet flesh and a red skin or a golden skin with red striping

gala

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Examples of gala in a sentence

  1. a grand gala celebrating the town's centennial

  2. <attended the gala celebrating the reopening of the museum>

Origin and Etymology of gala

Italian, from Middle French gale festivity, pleasure — more at gallant


First Known Use: 1777


GALA Defined for English Language Learners

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noun ga·la \ˈgā-lə, ˈga-, ˈgä-\

Definition of gala for English Language Learners

  • : a public party or celebration


GALA Defined for Kids

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noun ga·la \ˈgā-lə, ˈga-lə, ˈgä-\

Definition of gala for Students

  1. :  a large showy celebration <We attended our town's 100th anniversary gala.>


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adjective ga·la

Definition of gala for Students

  1. :  being or resembling a large showy celebration <gala events>


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