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 The luau includes Happy Hour with appetizers, drinks, dinner and entertainment including a Hawaiian-style band, fire performers, hula dancers, drummers and more. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2021 The former Alabama quarterback held a fundraising luau in one of Bryant-Denny Stadium’s clubs Tuesday night. Michael Casagrande |, al, 30 June 2021 In addition to planning the wedding, the Bandells also hosted a rehearsal dinner luau at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and a bridal luncheon on the Empress Lilly (now Paddlefish at Disney Springs). Kathleen Christiansen,, 25 Apr. 2021 There will be a new insiders tour, reef and dolphin encounters, and table seating for a luau. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2021 One family in Hemingway, S.C., turned it into a party and called it a luau. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Every night was a luau, with island music and hula girls. Scott Ostler,, 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, 19 Jan. 2020 Sample the varied menu items from participating restaurants and enjoy a special luau cocktail featuring Floh vodka. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

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