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

borrowed from French, borrowed from Spanish, “elegance, pomp, occasion marked by display,” borrowed from Middle French gale “festivity, pleasure” — more at 2gallant


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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