Definition of veillée in English:

veillée

(also veillee)

noun

  • In French-speaking areas: a traditional evening social gathering of a family or community, often with singing, dancing, etc.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French veillée social evening gathering from veiller to stay awake, to keep watch + -ée, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

veillée

/ˌveɪˈjeɪ/