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Variant of estival.


(iːˈstaɪvəl; ˈɛstɪ-) or


of or occurring in summer
[C14: from French, from Late Latin aestīvālis, from Latin aestās summer]


(ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ vəl)

pertaining or appropriate to summer.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin aestīvālis < Latin aestīv(us) of summer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aestival - (rare) of or occurring in summeraestival - (rare) of or occurring in summer; "the sky was a burnished aestival blue"; "estival winds"
summery - belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; "summery dresses"


, (US) estival
adj (form)sommerlich
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