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

Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

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The photograph comes more than a week after Affleck threw the film’s cast and crew a traditional Hawaiian luau in April. Alexia Fernandez,, "Ben Affleck Shares Selfie With 'Legend' Lookalike Stunt Double on Set of New Film," 3 May 2018 The 45-year-old actor threw the cast and crew of his upcoming film, Triple Frontier, a traditional Hawaiian luau on Saturday. Dave Quinn,, "Ben Affleck Throws Cast and Crew of New Movie a Hawaiian Luau — and Lindsay Shookus Was There," 22 Apr. 2018 When not teeing up, scooting out, surfing, snorkeling, or looking for wildlife, soak up some local culture at an on-site luau. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The most faithful Hawaiian dining experience can be found at the KA WA‘A luau. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 The luau’s entertainment includes traditional and contemporary music and dance. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 Guests will enjoy Polynesian-island cuisine, including a Kalua roasted pig, tropical drinks and entertainment from the authentic luau performers Pride of Polynesia. Carolina Gusman,, "San Diego County restaurants start the season with summer specials," 21 June 2018 Paradise Cove in West Oahu was chosen as best luau. Jay Jones,, "Where is Hawaii's best beach or best luau? Find insider tips in Hawaii Magazine's 2018 'Best of the Best' issue," 14 June 2018 In April, Affleck threw the film’s cast and crew a traditional Hawaiian luau. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Spencer Pratt 'Starstruck' After Meeting Ben Affleck: 'This Is a Real Legend'," 28 May 2018

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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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: a Hawaiian feast

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