\ ˌfest \

Definition of fest

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

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Examples of fest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time since 2011, the trophy fest is airing on a broadcast network. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of June 21-27," 19 June 2020 The initial plan to have a big fest in Nashville was canceled due to the coronavirus crisis. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Team Trump moves: Gregory Angelo to drug czar, OMB's Derek Kan, Sergio Gor to campaign," 15 June 2020 Today’s edition features a soulful solo number from Yebba Smith, a throwback funk fest with Anthony Hamilton and Rick James, and an end of the night jam from Chelsie Denise. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "Chloe x Halle, Yebba and Jacob Collier Offer Danceable Grooves In Time For Summer," 22 May 2020 And Thursday, organizers of Crafted Cleveland announced their fest also will be postponed until 2021, with a June target date being considered. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Ohio’s craft breweries face dire consequences if coronavirus shutdown lingers into summer," 17 Apr. 2020 Another way Levi's has turned lemons into lemonade: With so many music festivals cancelled this spring, the company launched its own month-long virtual music fest on Instagram called Live 5:01 Concert Series, a nod to its most iconic jeans model. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Levi’s focuses on keeping customers’ attention online while stores are closed," 8 Apr. 2020 Bogart's in Corryville is hosting its first-ever virtual music fest, Homepalooza, tonight from 6-9:30 p.m. on its Instagram page. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Bogart's to host first-ever virtual music fest, Homeapalooza," 27 Mar. 2020 The digital edition will replicate the same market events set for the original live fest. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hot Docs Festival Plans Virtual Market," 26 Mar. 2020 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival This tulip fest in Woodburn, Oregon, draws crowds from around the world. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "The Best Spring Flower Festivals for Seeing the Season in Full Bloom," 10 Mar. 2020

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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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29 Jun 2020

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“Fest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fest. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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