festive

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adjective fes·tive \ˈfe-stiv\

Definition of festive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival <a festive occasion> <The house looks festive during the holidays.>

  2. 2 :  joyful, gay <a festive mood>

festively

adverb

festiveness

noun

Examples of festive in a sentence

  1. The house looks very festive during the holidays.

  2. She was in a festive mood.

  3. The reunion will be a festive occasion.

Origin and Etymology of festive

Latin festivus, from festum


First Known Use: 1613


FESTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

festive

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adjective fes·tive \ˈfe-stiv\

Definition of festive for English Language Learners

  • : cheerful and exciting : suited to a celebration or holiday

  • : of or relating to Christmas


FESTIVE Defined for Kids

festive

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adjective fes·tive \ˈfe-stiv\

Definition of festive for Students

  1. 1 :  having to do with a feast or festival

  2. 2 :  very merry and joyful <festive decorations>



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