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Meaning of gala

ga•la

Pronunciation: (gā'lu, gal'u esp. Brit. gä'lu), [key]
— adj.
  1. festive; festal; showy: Her birthday parties were always gala occasions.
—n.
  1. a festive occasion; celebration; special entertainment: a gala featuring opera stars in their most famous scenes.
  2. festal pomp or dress.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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