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English definition of “gala”

gala

noun [C] (CELEBRATION)    /ˈɡɑː.lə/ US  /ˈɡeɪ-/
a special public occasion at which there is a lot of entertainment, usually in the form of different types of performances: There will be many stars performing in the Royal Ballet's Gala Night, held in aid of children's charities.Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of gala noun (CELEBRATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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