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

Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

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Church, community, beer, goetta, even a German luau and a one-minute play festival. Luann Gibbs,, "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 The vibe at the new venue was intended to reflect a beach party and luau, which showed early in the day with the number of beach chairs and towels spread out across the grass in front of the main stage. Steve Baltin, Billboard, "Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, The Lumineers, 311 & More Bring KROQ Weenie Roast to the Beach for the First Time," 10 June 2019 Members of the Ramona Ramblers travel group plan a trip to Catamaran Resort Mission Beach for a luau Polynesian show on Thursday, Aug. 8. Maureen Robertson, Ramona Sentinel, "News Briefs: Bow Wow Pow Wow, school plan public hearing," 5 June 2019 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

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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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