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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Definitions for soiree

  1. an evening party or social gathering

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Citations for soiree
Rose was reminiscing at a soiree I hosted on a recent sultry evening on Chicago's North Side. Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times
The couple will be honoured guests at this week's soiree and the evening's success will matter more to them than anyone. , Daily Telegraph
Origin of soiree
by 1793, from French soirée, from soir "evening," from Old French soir, from Latin sero (adv.) "late, at a late hour," from serum "late hour," neuter of serus "late"