Definition of Gorsedd in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːsɛð/


A council of Welsh or other Celtic bards and Druids, especially as meeting before the eisteddfod.
Example sentences
  • I just wanted to point out that the Gorsedd of Bards is a Welsh group of artists, musicians, etc.
  • Recognized in late medieval times as one of the three main Druidic meeting places in Britain, in 1928 the Gorsedd of the Bards of Cornwall was inaugurated in the circle; modern bardic circles are used in much the same way in Wales.
  • A bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, Gundry published Songs and dances of Cornwall in 1966, and used Cornish subjects, and folk-song material, in his operas The tinners of Cornwall and the comic opera The logan rock.


Welsh, 'mound, throne, assembly'.

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