Definition of feis in English:

feis

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Pronunciation: /fɛʃ
 
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noun (plural feiseanna /ˈfɛʃənə/)

  • An Irish or Scottish festival of music and dancing.
    More example sentences
    • The feis competitions opened on Saturday and Sunday last with Irish dancing at the Southern Hotel.
    • Many of the Easter weekend visitors could be enticed to remain a few additional days, adding to the happy atmosphere provided by followers of the feiseanna.
    • But it is sad that in these days of relative prosperity that the traditional Easter feiseanna are in danger of becoming extinct because of a lack of cash.

Origin

Irish feis, fess 'meeting, assembly'.

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