Gala - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡeɪlə|  American pronunciation of the word gala
Brit.  |ˈɡɑːlə|  British pronunciation of the word gala

noun

- a gay festivity (syn: blowout, jamboree)

Examples

a grand gala celebrating the town's centennial

...attended the gala celebrating the reopening of the museum...

...the museum's annual gala for charity attracts not only a very wealthy, but also a very cultivated crowd...

...a gala at which one can expect to see a number of trophy wives wearing diamond-encrusted dog collars...

...after subtracting what we spent on music and refreshments, the earnings from our charity gala were still impressive...

...dressed in their most elegant frippery for the big gala at the symphony...

...a generous proffer of his baronial estate for the charity gala...

during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels

Word forms

noun
singular: gala
plural: galas
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