Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An evening party or reception.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An evening party or reunion: as, a musical soirée.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An evening party; -- distinguished from levee, and matinée.

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  • noun a formal evening party

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French soirée, from Old French seree, from seir, evening, from Latin sērō, at a late hour, from sērus, late.]

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from French soirée ("evening activity")

Examples

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  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer pg. 230

    "You promised to ask my permission to go to some werewolf soiree tonight."

    December 2, 2010