Definition of gala:
elaborate, occasion, festive, B and S, carnival, gay, laugher, baby shower, work, breaststroke, joyous, affair, bachelorette party, bash, backstroke, runaway, jubilee, happy, fest, do, festivity, fete, soiree, jamboree, belly flop, shoo-in, fiesta, blowout, the butterfly, bathing, pleasant, banquet, group, function, cannonball, bathe, all-nighter, gala affair, block party, decompression, celebration, walkaway, merry, festal, romp, crawl, party, celebratory, grand, afterparty, bachelor party.
The dishonest man appeared in a rich gala dress and as, embarrassed by the Emperor's piercing gaze, he awkwardly twirled his cap- a magnificent article bordered with costly fur; the sovereign took it from his hand, examined it admiringly and, with the remark that it would suit even a king, placed it on his own royal head.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- "Clover and Blue Grass", Eliza Calvert Hall.