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Examples of convivial in a Sentence
the hiking club attracts a wide range of convivial people who share a love of the outdoors
Recent Examples of convivial from the Web
On the other hand, Kupferberg is the site of a more reliable and, indeed, convivial resource: Kupferberg Gold, a beer of regional renown.
Little leaked, in part because some delegates kept close watch over the notoriously loose-lipped Ben Franklin and his convivial dinners.
Dad Cal (Alfred Molina) comes across as a convivial old Graham Greene character, while mom Meredith (Janet McTeer) is a reclusive pianist, once quite renown, who now keeps to herself in a posh Hollywood mansion.
This was a convivial group with the 11 solo travelers joined by a mother-daughter pair, a European couple, and a husband and wife from Canada.
In a convivial neighborhood in the 14th arrondissement, the 43-room hotel recently opened a stand-alone wood cabin in its own private garden.
For the past week here in the southern state of Kerala, people have gathered with pots and pans and firewood to cook beef and share it with strangers in the streets, a convivial form of protest.
The place fills by 2 p.m. and can get loud in a convivial way.
Wheelhouse, with its late hours and casual ambiance, sits comfortably in the middle, a spot where the food and convivial atmosphere fuse into a wonderfully pleasing whole.
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Did You Know?
Convivial traces to "convivium," a Latin word meaning "banquet," and tends to suggest a mood of full-bellied joviality. Charles Dickens aptly captures that sense in his novel David Copperfield: "We had a beautiful little dinner. Quite an elegant dish of fish; the kidney-end of a loin of veal, roasted; fried sausage-meat; a partridge, and a pudding. There was wine, and there was strong ale.... Mr. Micawber was uncommonly convivial. I never saw him such good company. He made his face shine with the punch, so that it looked as if it had been varnished all over. He got cheerfully sentimental about the town, and proposed success to it."
CONVIVIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convivial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others
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