Examples of festivity in a Sentence
The decorations give the hall an air of festivity.
The festivities will include a parade, a concert, and games for children.
We enjoyed the New Year's Eve festivities.
Recent Examples of festivity from the Web
Tirschwell — now the executive director of the Shulamith School for Girls in Cedarhurst (Long Island), N.Y. — flew in for the festivities.
Meanwhile, a regional government official says all public festivities scheduled in Barcelona are temporarily canceled.
The free, family-friendly festivities will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Northeastern’s headquarters, 13396 Salmon River Road in Rancho Penasquitos.
Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/camping-rv-parking-for-total-solar-eclipse-tickets-32373562196 MB Roland Distillery, around 10 miles southeast of Hopkinsville, will be holding weekend long festivities with food trucks and live music.
Conway's family has lived in Laurel for 25 years and the city's Fourth of July festivities have long been a staple on the family calendar.
Senator Steve Daines told The Washington Post, recalling how the president had recounted the festivities in Paris.
Here is the Media Days schedule, with TCU leading off the festivities after Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby ruminates.
At the same time, the government prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its victory over political dissidents with huge rallies and festivities.
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First Known Use of festivity
Synonymscheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, mirth, gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocundity, joviality, merriment, merriness, mirthfulness
Related Wordsfrivolity, levity; jollification, jollity, reveling (or revelling), revelry; brightness, buoyancy, good-humoredness, good-naturedness, humor, sunniness; gamesomeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, playfulness, sportiveness; buffoonery, clownishness, flippancy, funning, jest, jesting, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, joking, joshing; animation, giddiness, jauntiness, liveliness, perkiness, vivacity; joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, rejoicing; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, romping
Near Antonymsblues, dejection, depression, despondence, forlornness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; bile, gloom, melancholy, sourness, spleen; earnestness, graveness, gravity, grimness, seriousness, soberness, sobersidedness, solemnity, solemnness; discontent, disgruntlement, moodiness; dolefulness, dolorousness, joylessness, mournfulness, plaintiveness, woe, woefulness; blackness, darkness, gloominess, glumness; desolateness, desolation; heartbreak, miserableness, misery, mourning, wretchedness
FESTIVITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of festivity for Students
- holiday festivities
- a feeling of festivity
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