luau

noun
lu·​au | \ ˈlü-ˌau̇ How to pronounce luau (audio) \

Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

Examples of luau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every night was a luau, with island music and hula girls. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Giants’ ideal spring training site: Maui’s Hana, plenty of solitude and spirits," 17 May 2020 Attend a winter luau: Dust off your grass skirt, Hawiian shirt and limbo on over 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 30 to Lowes Greenhouse for a tropical evening of food and spirits to kick off the annual Chagrin Valley Restaurant Week. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Documentary films, pancakes and a luau entice you to leave the cabin: Valley Views," 19 Jan. 2020 Sample the varied menu items from participating restaurants and enjoy a special luau cocktail featuring Floh vodka. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Documentary films, pancakes and a luau entice you to leave the cabin: Valley Views," 19 Jan. 2020 Park 101 will say aloha to summer with a luau starting at 4 p.m. today. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 guide to Labor Day weekend food and drink deals in San Diego County," 29 Aug. 2019 Church, community, beer, goetta, even a German luau and a one-minute play festival. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 29-Aug. 4," 29 July 2019 From left, Joyce Cerimeli co-president/chair of the Brother Benno’s Auxiliary luau, Stephanie Stevens of Giacoletti’s Music and Linda Donahue, luau co-chair. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brother Benno’s plans luau fundraiser," 8 July 2019 Old Lahaina Luau on Maui called off its nightly luau, leading to cancellations for 450 people. Washington Post, "Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii," 23 July 2019 Two ukuleles will be raffled off at the luau along with lessons donated by Giacoletti’s Music and the Sunset Strummers Ukulele Ohana band. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brother Benno’s plans luau fundraiser," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of luau

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luau

Hawaiian lū'au

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“Luau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luau. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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luau

noun
How to pronounce luau (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

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