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festival

adjective fes·ti·val \ ˈfe-stə-vəl \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of festival

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

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Origin and Etymology of festival

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

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festival

noun

Definition of festival

1 a : a time of celebration marked by special observances
b : feast 2
2 : an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus
  • a daffodil festival
  • a Greek festival

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.

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First Known Use of festival

1528

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FESTIVAL Defined for English Language Learners

festival

noun

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

noun fes·ti·val \ ˈfe-stə-vəl \

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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