Definition of feis in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɛʃ/

noun (plural feiseanna /ˈfɛʃənə/)

An Irish or Scottish festival of music and dancing.
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.


Irish feis, fess 'meeting, assembly'.

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