Definition of “banquet” - English Dictionary

“banquet” in British English

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banquetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæŋ.kwɪt/ us /ˈbæŋ.kwət/

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 /ˈbæŋ.kwə.t̬ɪŋ/

The dinner is to be held in the banqueting hall/suite.

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

“banquet” in American English

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banquetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæŋ·kwɪt/

a large formal meal for many people, often followed by speeches in honor of someone:

Ed Carey will receive the award at the organization’s annual banquet.

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