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cei•lidh  (kālē),USA pronunciation n. [Irish, Scot., and Canadian](chiefly Prince Edward Island) .
  1. British Terms, Scottish Termsa party, gathering, or the like, at which singing and storytelling are the usual forms of entertainment.
  • Irish céilidhe, Scots Gaelic cèilidh, Middle Irish célide, derivative of Old Irish céile companion


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ceilidh /ˈkeɪlɪ/ n
  1. (esp in Scotland and Ireland) an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling
Etymology: 19th Century: from Gaelic



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