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convivial

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adjective con·viv·ial \kən-ˈviv-yəl, -ˈvi-vē-əl\

Simple Definition of convivial

  • : of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others

Full Definition of convivial

  1. :  relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company <a convivial host> <a convivial gathering>

con·viv·i·al·i·ty play \-ˌvi-vē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
con·viv·ial·ly play \-ˈviv-yə-lē, -ˈvi-vē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of convivial

  1. <the hiking club attracts a wide range of convivial people who share a love of the outdoors>



Origin of convivial

Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium banquet, from com- + vivere to live — more at quick


First Known Use: circa 1668



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