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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.
Translations of “banquet”
in Korean 연회…
in Arabic وَليمة…
in French banquet…
in Turkish ziyafet, şölen…
in Italian banchetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (正式的)宴會…
in Russian банкет…
in Polish bankiet…
in Spanish banquete…
in Portuguese banquete…
in German das Bankett…
in Catalan banquet…
in Japanese 晩餐(さん), 祝宴…
in Chinese (Simplified) (正式的)宴会…
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