eisteddfod

[ UK /ˈa‍ɪstɪdfˌɒd/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing)
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How To Use eisteddfod In A Sentence

  • Eisteddfod literally means a sitting (eistedd = to sit), perhaps a reference to the hand-carved chair traditionally awarded to the best poet in the ceremony 'The Crowning of the Bard'.
  • I was on the eisteddfodau circuit so I did lots of singing and reciting. WalesOnline - Home
  • But I don't think we can abandon the eisteddfod altogether; it is a too important community event.
  • This is regarded as the premier eisteddfod across the globe.
  • The nineteenth-century revival of the eisteddfod and of the study of Welsh antiquities was initially encouraged by Anglican clergy and gentry.
  • From the Evening News, November 6, 1903: The United Sunday Schools of Bolton are promoting an exhibition and eisteddfod and the first gathering in connection therewith was held last night in the Temperance Hall.
  • I made inquiries of him about the eisteddfodau or sessions of bards, and expressed a wish to be present at one of them. Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery
  • Today the term 'bard' in Wales means the victor at an eisteddfod, whether in poetry or music.
  • Founded at Aberystwyth University in 1988, the label faced indifference and often hostility from the Welsh establishment for deviating from the conservative fare found at eisteddfodau (national festivals) broadcast by S4C (the Welsh-language channel). Label of love: Ankst
  • Labels: American-Welsh americymru art Canadian carving David Western Eisteddfod lovespoon oregon portland sculpture Wales Welsh Welsh-American Welsh-Canadian woodcarving BlogCymru.com
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