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festival

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adjective fes·ti·val \ˈfe-stə-vəl\

Definition of festival

  1. :  of, relating to, appropriate to, or set apart as a festival

Origin and Etymology of festival

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin festivus festive


First Known Use: 14th century

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festival

noun fes·ti·val

Definition of festival

  1. 1a :  a time of celebration marked by special observancesb :  feast 2

  2. 2 :  an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus <a daffodil festival> <a Greek festival>

  3. 3 :  gaiety, conviviality

Examples of festival in a sentence

  1. Each year, a festival was held to celebrate the harvest.

  2. The town has a summer festival in the park.

1528

First Known Use of festival

1528

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FESTIVAL Defined for English Language Learners


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festival

noun fes·ti·val

Definition of festival for English Language Learners

  • : a special time or event when people gather to celebrate something

  • : an organized series of performances


FESTIVAL Defined for Kids

festival

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noun fes·ti·val \ˈfe-stə-vəl\

Definition of festival for Students

  1. 1 :  a time or event of celebration <a harvest festival>

  2. 2 :  a program of cultural events or entertainment <a jazz festival>



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