Meaning of “gala” in the English Dictionary

"gala" in British English

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galanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɑː.lə/ us /ˈɡeɪ.lə/

(Definition of “gala” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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galanoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡeɪ·lə, ˈɡæl·ə/

a special public occasion at which there is a lot of entertainment:

a gala affair

(Definition of “gala” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)