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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"
بصورةِ مَرِحـه
glaîlega, meî glaîværî
şen şakrak bir şekilde


[kənˈvɪvɪəlɪ] advallegramente, giovialmente


(kənˈviviəl) adjective
pleasantly sociable and friendly.
conˈvivially adverb
conˌviviˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
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Feeding off the audience's laughter, he convivially noted he could do so in either, but that he does so with his wife in Arabic.
One wonders how much a part the choirs of St Philip's and the nearby St Bartholomew's - who regularly met convivially as the Musical and Amicable Society at Cooke's Tavern in the Cherry Orchard - played in those early oratorio presentations.
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The evening began convivially with a glass of prosecco in the bar before we moved into the restaurant for our starters, a fresh-tasting salmon fishcake coated in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with a trickle of fiery chilli sauce.
The image comes into focus and reveals the scene behind it - a group of three men are drinking and eating convivially.
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AB: Sitting convivially in small groups, or sharing computer screens.
The 84-year-old monarch, a lifelong racing fan, was enjoying a day at the track in Toronto when Mr Willmot convivially put his arm around her as she inspected the horses.