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adjective fes·ti·val \ˈfes-tə-vəl\

Definition of FESTIVAL

:  of, relating to, appropriate to, or set apart as a festival

Origin of FESTIVAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin festivus festive
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with FESTIVAL

2festival

noun

: a special time or event when people gather to celebrate something

: an organized series of performances

Full Definition of FESTIVAL

1
a :  a time of celebration marked by special observances
b :  feast 2
2
:  an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus <a daffodil festival> <a Greek festival>

Examples of FESTIVAL

  1. Each year, a festival was held to celebrate the harvest.
  2. The town has a summer festival in the park.

First Known Use of FESTIVAL

1528

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
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