Part of speech: noun

A festivity; show.

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Usage examples "gala":

  1. Ahead, across the divide, a long, gently sloping hollow opened up where Gala Water wound among the fields and woods. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.
  2. These things are all very well for the house that has a small dining- room and a gala dining- room for formal occasions as well, but there are few such houses. - "The House in Good Taste", Elsie de Wolfe.
  3. We had luncheon at the brigade headquarters, and it was made a gala occasion. - "The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me", William Allen White.