noun \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

: a large party or celebration

: an outdoor event for raising money that usually includes competitions and things for sale

Full Definition of FETE

:  festival
a :  a lavish often outdoor entertainment
b :  a large elaborate party

Variants of FETE

fete or fête \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

Examples of FETE

  1. won a prize at the church fete
  2. <the heiress wanted to do something with her life other than shuttle from fete to fete>

Origin of FETE

Middle English fete, from Middle French, from Old French feste — more at feast
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Performing Arts Terms

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


transitive verb

: to honor (a person) or celebrate (something) with a large party or public celebration

fet·ed or fêt·edfet·ing or fêt·ing

Full Definition of FETE

:  to honor or commemorate with a fete
:  to pay high honor to

Variants of FETE

fete or fête

Examples of FETE

  1. They feted the winning team with banquets and parades.
  2. <the returning servicemen and servicewomen were feted with a week's worth of celebrations>

First Known Use of FETE



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