festivity

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noun fes·tiv·i·ty \fe-ˈsti-və-tē, fə-\

Definition of festivity

plural

festivities

  1. 1 :  festival 1

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being festive :  gaiety

  3. 3 :  festive activity

Examples of festivity in a Sentence

  1. The decorations give the hall an air of festivity.

  2. The festivities will include a parade, a concert, and games for children.

  3. We enjoyed the New Year's Eve festivities.

Recent Examples of festivity from the Web

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First Known Use of festivity

14th century


FESTIVITY Defined for English Language Learners

festivity

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Definition of festivity for English Language Learners

  • : celebration and enjoyment

  • festivities : enjoyable activities at the time of a holiday or other special occasion : festive activities


FESTIVITY Defined for Kids

festivity

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noun fes·tiv·i·ty \fe-ˈsti-və-tē\

Definition of festivity for Students

plural

festivities

  1. 1 :  festive activity holiday festivities

  2. 2 :  celebration and enjoyment a feeling of festivity



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