from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evening party or reception.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a formal evening party

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An evening party; -- distinguished from levee, and matinée.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An evening party or reunion: as, a musical soirée.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house)


French soirée, from Old French seree, from seir, evening, from Latin sērō, at a late hour, from sērus, late.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from French soirée ("evening activity") (Wiktionary)



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  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer pg. 230
    "You promised to ask my permission to go to some werewolf soiree tonight."

    December 2, 2010