songfest

noun

song·​fest ˈsȯŋ-ˌfest How to pronounce songfest (audio)
: an informal session of group singing of popular or folk songs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The church annually has a songfest following Dec. 25, which actually begins the Christmas season, but this one will honor the Rev. Wally Hyclak, who is retiring Jan. 1. cleveland, 13 Dec. 2019 The songfest began with the women introducing themselves by singing out their names. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, 29 May 2018 Fans of the fest’s icon, Mr. Pierogi, will get to sing with him during his eponymous songfest and toss little hims during the Pierogi Toss, while others can dance their cares away during Polka time. Michelle L. Quinn, chicagotribune.com, 13 May 2018 The songfest began with the women introducing themselves by singing out their names. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, 29 May 2018 Fans of the fest’s icon, Mr. Pierogi, will get to sing with him during his eponymous songfest and toss little hims during the Pierogi Toss, while others can dance their cares away during Polka time. Michelle L. Quinn, chicagotribune.com, 13 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of songfest was in 1903

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“Songfest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/songfest. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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songfest

noun

song·​fest ˈsȯŋ-ˌfəst How to pronounce songfest (audio)
: an informal session of group singing of popular or folk songs

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