Definition of Eisteddfod

1. Noun. Any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing).

Specialized synonyms: Royal National Eisteddfod
Generic synonyms: Festival, Fete
Category relationships: Singing, Vocalizing

Definition of Eisteddfod

1. n. An assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival of the old custom.

Definition of Eisteddfod

1. Noun. Any of several annual festivals in which Welsh poets, dancers, and musicians compete for recognition. ¹

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Definition of Eisteddfod

1. [n -FODS or -FODAU]

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Literary usage of Eisteddfod

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

1. Catalogue of printed literature in the Welsh department by John Ballinger, James Ifano Jones (1898)
"Liverpool, Foulkes & Evans, 1879. w 3 1458 eisteddfod Genedlaethol Caernarfon . ... National eisteddfod of Wales, Aberdare, 1885. Rhestr eisteddfod ..."

2. Music: Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music (1893)
"UPON many grounds the Welsh eisteddfod, September 5 to 8, was the most interesting ... The general work of preparing the eisteddfod was done by Mr. W. ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"At a meeting of the Cymmrodorion section of the National eisteddfod, recently held at Carnarvon, Papers were read on " eisteddfod Reform," by Mr. Hugh Owen ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The eisteddfod in its present character appears to have originated in the time of ... Chairs " (with which the eisteddfod as a national institution is now ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In 1176 Rhys ab Gruffydd, prince of South Wales, held an eisteddfod in the ... The great dayof the eisteddfod ¡sthe"chair"day —usually the third or last ..."

6. Forty Years of Music, 1865-1905 by Joseph Bennett (1908)
"CHAPTER XIX eisteddfodAU My first engagement (1883) as a National eisteddfod adjudicator — Cardiff resolved to make a "record"—London Orchestra—Many prizes ..."

7. The Welsh of Columbus, Ohio: A Study in Adaptation and Assimilation by Daniel Jenkins Williams (1913)
"eisteddfod The eisteddfod is to the state or nation what the literary meeting is ... To the eisteddfod, competing choirs come from all parts of the country. ..."

8. The Story of the Exposition: Being the Official History of the International by Frank Morton Todd (1921)
"The eisteddfod occupied the attention of Welshmen and all other music lovers, on the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th of the month, with choral contests for ..."

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