il veglione

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, il veglione, which means dance, (big) party or ball. This is no ordinary festa, but it is usually a party that is held in a banquet hall or theater that begins in the evening and continues into the wee hours of the morning! See the noun used below in its context:

“Cosa avete fatto per Capodanno?”

“What did you do for New Year’s?”

“Siamo andati a un veglione organizzato nel nostro quartiere. C’era da bere, da mangiare e gente simpatica. Abbiamo festeggiato la mezzanotte e ballato fino alle cinque di mattina. Che bella serata!”

We went to a big party organized in our neighborhood. There was a lot to drink and eat, and nice people. We rang in the new year and danced until 5 in the morning! What a wonderful evening!”

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