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banquet

noun [C]     /ˈbæŋ.kwɪt/
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.Meals and parts of mealsCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals banqueting     /ˈbæŋ.kwɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ noun [U] The dinner is to be held in the banqueting hall/suite.Celebrating and entertaining
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