Definition of festival
: 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
Examples of festival in a sentence
Each year, a festival was held to celebrate the harvest.
The town has a summer festival in the park.
First Known Use of festival
FESTIVAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of festival for Students
1 : a time or event of celebration <a harvest festival>
2 : a program of cultural events or entertainment <a jazz festival>
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