fes·​tal | \ ˈfe-stᵊl How to pronounce festal (audio) \

Definition of festal

: of or relating to a feast or festival : festive

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Other Words from festal

festally \ ˈfe-​stᵊl-​ē How to pronounce festal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of festal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than succumbing to despair and too much eggnog, theater companies have instead turned to performance capture, audio drama, livestream, green screen, shadow puppets and virtual reality to deliver festal entertainment. New York Times, "Cozy Up With Holiday Plays," 12 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of festal

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for festal

Latin festum

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“Festal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/festal. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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