Simple Definition of festive
: cheerful and exciting : suited to a celebration or holiday
: of or relating to Christmas
Examples of festive in a sentence
The house looks very festive during the holidays.
She was in a festive mood.
The reunion will be a festive occasion.
Origin and Etymology of festive
Latin festivus, from festum
First Known Use: 1613
Rhymes with festive
FESTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of festive for Students
1 : having to do with a feast or festival
2 : very merry and joyful <festive decorations>
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