festivity

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

Definition of festivity

plural festivities
1 :festival 1
2 :the quality or state of being festive :gaiety
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 :festive activity
  • holiday festivities
2 :celebration and enjoyment
  • a feeling of festivity


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