Definition of Ceilidh

1. Noun. An informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling.

Generic synonyms: Party
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland, Scotland



Definition of Ceilidh

1. Noun. An Irish or Scottish informal social gathering where traditional folk music is played, with dancing and story telling. ¹

2. Noun. Any such gathering in the Celtic diaspora. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of ceilidh) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ceilidh

1. an Irish or Scottish party [n -S]

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Literary usage of Ceilidh

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Father Allan's Island by Amy Murray (1920)
"ceilidh WE might be going down some night? I was hinting at the first. But, "You wouldn't want to— the people wouldn't be at ease. ..."

2. Outer Isles by Ada Goodrich-Freer (1903)
"CHAPTER IV THE ceilidh IN TYREE NO account of the Outer Isles in general, nor more especially of Tyree in particular, would be complete without a ..."

3. A Short History of the Scottish Highlands and Isles by William Cook Mackenzie (1906)
"... Highlands—The decline of ancient customs— A ceilidh in Uist—A Lewis contrast—Social conditions at the present day—A revival of Celtic ideals—The process ..."

4. Urquhart and Glenmoriston: Olden Times in a Highland Parish by William Mackay (1893)
"Decline of the ceilidh.— Satan in the Parish.—His Conflicts with the Men.—The Death of the Factor.—Fair Ewen of the Goblin.—Hags and Goblin^— Cailleach a' ..."

5. The Celtic Monthly: A Magazine for Highlanders (1896)
"Hurrying * ceilidh, pronounced kaily, a fireside social gathering for story, song, riddle, or other entertainment. ..."

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