ceilidh

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Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, Irish céilidhe, from Old Irish céile (companion).

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Noun[edit]

ceilidh (plural ceilidhs or ceilidhean)

  1. An Irish or Scottish informal social gathering where traditional folk music is played, with dancing and story telling.
  2. Any such gathering in the Celtic diaspora.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ceilidh” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2Ed.; 1989]