Definitions

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  • n. A social event with traditional Irish or Scottish music and dancing.

Etymologies

From Irish céilí ("Irish dancing session"), from Scottish Gaelic ceilidh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It appears to be recorded at a sort of ceili put on by the KFOR troops.

    Some Piping for the Weekend. . . .

  • My mother was a genteel, old-style set dancer who used to describe ceili dancing as 'all that hopping and jumping.'

    The Green Hills of the Catskills

  • But first I learned ceili dancing, which was popular around New York, at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan, and eventually I got my certification to teach it, the 60-year-old said.

    The Green Hills of the Catskills

  • I am an Irish ceili/set dancer, and a MAID (Mother Irish (step)Dancer), who occasionally visits the popular Irish dance boards and is in search of a not too pricey solo dress for my child.

    HH Com 139

  • They already hosted a ceili, a traditional Irish dance.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Folk dancing Irish ceili, Deutsches Haus, 200 S. Galvez S.. Gathering for music and dance,

    New Orleans Saints Central

  • Festival-goers can learn some of the Irish set dances or how to dance a ceili (Irish-style square dance) in the Crossroads Area, or they can try their hand at learning the Celtic harp in the Harp Tent.

    JSOnline.com

  • I haven't been to ceili cottage yet but the surly service you described ...

    blogTO

  • Call for Nominations: Best 24 Hour Restaurants, Perogies and More best Irish pub - ceili cottage.

    blogTO

  • After a slow beginning, the ceili generated quite a buzz at the corner of St Stephen's Green and Dawson Street where the stage was erected.

    ireland.com Breaking News

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