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

Definition of luau

: a Hawaiian feast

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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 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

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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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