Definition of eisteddfod in English:

eisteddfod

Pronunciation /ʌɪˈstɛðvɒd//ʌɪˈstɛdvəd/

noun

  • A competitive festival of music and poetry in Wales.

    • ‘First, anyone who has participated in a piano eisteddfod, a dance competition or a debating tournament as a teenager knows that the fierce competition we throw children into is not cute or amusing, it is intense and potentially scarring.’
    • ‘The eisteddfodau in Wales are of course a wonderful tradition where you had singing and poetry competitions in any given village every different Saturday.’
    • ‘But I don't think we can abandon the eisteddfod altogether; it is a too important community event.’
    • ‘The nineteenth-century revival of the eisteddfod and of the study of Welsh antiquities was initially encouraged by Anglican clergy and gentry.’
    • ‘This is regarded as the premier eisteddfod across the globe.’
    fete, fair, gala day, gala, carnival, fiesta, jamboree, pageant
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Origin

Welsh, literally ‘session’, from eistedd ‘sit’.

Pronunciation

eisteddfod

/ʌɪˈstɛðvɒd//ʌɪˈstɛdvəd/