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1. Enjoying good company; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Characterized by merry celebrating; festive: a convivial atmosphere at the reunion.

[Late Latin convīviālis, from Latin convīvium, banquet : com-, com- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

con·viv′i·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·viv′i·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.convivially - in a convivial manner; "`Let's go and have a drink,' she said convivially"
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بصورةِ مَرِحـه
glaîlega, meî glaîværî
şen şakrak bir şekilde


[kənˈvɪvɪəlɪ] advallegramente, giovialmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(kənˈviviəl) adjective
pleasantly sociable and friendly.
conˈvivially adverb
conˌviviˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
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It turned out that the fireplace was purely decorative, but it served its function, Cartwright said, creating a place where the panelists could engage convivially.
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