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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: Old French gale 'fun and enjoyment'

gala

noun
     
Related topics: Performing, Sport
ga‧la [countable]
1AP a public entertainment or performance to celebrate a special occasion
gala dinner/performance/night etc
the Society's Gala Dinner
a charity gala evening
2 British EnglishDS a sports competition, especially in swimming

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