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fest

 (fĕst)
n.
A gathering or occasion characterized by a specified activity. Often used in combination: a music fest; a chilifest.

[From German Fest, festival, from Middle High German fest, from Latin fēstum; see feast.]
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fest

(fɛst)
n
a. a meeting or event at which the emphasis is on a particular activity: a fashion fest.
b. (in combination): schmaltz-fest; lovefest.
[C19: from German Fest festival]
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Translations

fest

[fest] N film festfestival m de cine
gore festorgía f de sangre
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fest

n (inf)Festival nt; film/jazz festFilm-/Jazzfestival nt; gore fest (= film)blutrünstiger Film
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References in classic literature ?
"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," they chanted in deep, strong tones, with an immense moral uplifting.
On Sunday the work ceased for half an hour, and the Prince preached on faith and God's friendship for David, and afterwards they all sang: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott."
The 1674 fete included landmark productions such as court premieres of Lully's operas Alceste and Les festes de l'Amour et de Bacchus, Moliere and Charpentier's comedie-ballet Le malade imaginaire, and Racine's tragedy Iphigenie, as well as a revival of Lully's concert for voices and instruments, La grotte de Versailles, egologue de musique.(17)
. Les sermons et instructions chrestiennes, pour tousles Dimenches, & toutes les festes des saincts, depuis la Trinite iusques a l'Avent.