Definition of gala:

part of speech: noun

Show; festivity.

part of speech: noun

Show: splendor: festivity, as a gala- day.

part of speech: noun

A show; finery; great display; gala day, a day of fun and pleasure; a holiday.

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A long narrow hall, or place for walking; the upper seats of a theater, church, assembly room, etc.; the occupants of such parts of a building; a building, or room, used for the exhibition of works of art, etc.; a covered passage in a work for defense or for communication; a balcony. ...