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galanoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡeɪ·lə, ˈɡæl·ə/
a ​specialpublicoccasion at which there is a lot of ​entertainment: a gala ​affair
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galanoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.lə/  us   /ˈɡeɪ-/

gala noun [C] (CELEBRATION)

a ​specialpublicoccasion at which there is a lot of ​entertainment, usually in the ​form of different ​types of ​performances: There will be many ​starsperforming in the Royal Ballet's Gala Night, ​held in ​aid of children's ​charities.

gala noun [C] (SPORTS EVENT)

UK a ​sportscompetition, ​especially in ​swimming: a swimming gala
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