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English definition of “banquet”

banquet

noun [C] uk   /ˈbæŋ.kwɪt/ us  
a large formal meal for many people, often followed by speeches in honour of someone: Medieval banquets are held in the castle once a month.
banqueting
noun [U] uk   /ˈbæŋ.kwɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
The dinner is to be held in the banqueting hall/suite.
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