fest

noun
\ ˌfest \

Definition of fest

: a gathering, event, or show having a specified focus a music fest often used in combination a gabfest

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Examples of fest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here are the first three entries of the virtual fest, and a sense of the goodies that got sent with them. Piers Marchant, Arkansas Online, 14 May 2021 The annual eclectic musical fest will take place September 16th to 19th in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, with a first round of performers that includes Melissa Etheridge, Mavis Staples, and LeAnn Rimes. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2021 Laura English, a board member of the nonprofit foundation behind the Fairhope fest, points out that craftspeople, event organizers and patrons weren’t the only ones to suffer from the loss of the 2020 event. al, 29 Apr. 2021 Leading up to this year's three-hour music fest, Telemundo will air the red carpet special La Alfombra de Latin AMAS at 7 pm ET and follow the show with a behind-the-scenes look at what transpired during the awards show at 11:35 pm ET. Veronica Villafañe, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Sanders’ high-stepping after interceptions soon gave way to the Falcons aiming to reach the end zone after every pick – a lateral-fest that tossed risk aside in favor of fun. USA Today, 27 Apr. 2021 Produced by white-label platform First Tube Media, the virtual fest will see a different Anheuser-Busch beverage brand integrated into each artist session. Cathy Applefeld Olson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 People attending the nearby Draft Experience fan fest can watch the performance on screens throughout the event. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2021 In 2019, the 11-day fest drew an attendance of 718,144. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of fest

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fest

German, from Fest celebration, from Latin festum — more at feast

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Last Updated

25 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Fest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fest. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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