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fes·tive

 (fĕs′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival.
2. Merry; joyous: a festive party.

[Latin fēstīvus, from fēstus; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

fes′tive·ly adv.
fes′tive·ness n.

festive

(ˈfɛstɪv) or

festivous

adj
appropriate to or characteristic of a holiday, etc; merry
[C17: from Latin festīvus joyful, from festus of a feast]
ˈfestively adv
ˈfestiveness n

fes•tive

(ˈfɛs tɪv)

adj.
1. pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival.
2. joyous; merry: a festive mood.
[1645–55; < Latin fēstīvus merry =fēst(us) festal + -īvus -ive]
fes′tive•ly, adv.
fes′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.festive - offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

festive

festive

adjective
1. Marked by festal celebration:
2. Providing joy and pleasure:
Translations
إحْتِفالي، بَهيج
slavnostníveselý
festligmunter
ünnepi
hátíîlegur
iškilmėsšventiškas
svētku-

festive

[ˈfestɪv] ADJ (gen) → festivo; (= happy) → alegre
in (a) festive moodmuy alegre
the festive seasonlas Navidades

festive

[ˈfɛstɪv] adj
(gen) [atmosphere, mood] → de fête; [occasion] → festif/ive
(= Christmas) [break] → des fêtes; [cooking, food] → pour les fêtesfestive season n
the festive season (British) (= Christmas) → la période des fêtes

festive

adjfestlich; the festive seasondie Festzeit; he was in (a) festive mooder war in festlicher Stimmung or in Festtagslaune

festive

[ˈfɛstɪv] adjdi festa
the festive season (Brit) (Christmas) → il periodo delle feste natalizie
in a festive mood → di umore allegro

festive

(ˈfestiv) adjective
happy and (as if) celebrating. a festive atmosphere.
feˈstivity (-ˈsti-) plural feˈstivities noun
a celebration. Come and join in the festivities.
References in classic literature ?
In Frankfort at the Romer was a great mask-ball, at the coronation festival, and in the illuminated saloon, the clanging music invited to dance, and splendidly appeared the rich toilets and charms of the ladies, and the festively costumed Princes and Knights.
The work of Slovak sculptor Veronika Bianchi Priehodova was festively handed over to the Wincrange parish in northern Luxembourg on December 14.
It's a memorable Mediterranean bite of crunchy toast topped with coarsely mashed white beans with lemon, garlic and rosemary, finished festively with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley and crushed red pepper flakes.
The dhow is scheduled to head to Oman and Kuwait before retuning to Qatar on December 18, as citizens and expatriates festively celebrate Qatar's National Day.
The procession of festively decorated water trucks started from France square and passing Mashtots avenue reached Republic square signaling the beginning of the festive day.
To the delight of fans, celebrities on their festively decorated floats paraded around the Metro, which started at the Manila City Hall and ended at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, instead of the usual kick off at Roxas Boulevard.
So the question is will you be plumping for cheesy and silly, festively classy, or will you be on the hunt for flashing lights and a few sequins thrown in this year?
The tree will be festively dressed in white lights, as part of a Norwegian tradition.
Why not hitch a ride on a sledge or throw a snowball or two, whilst strolling through the festively decorated Christmas snow trail?
Co-organiser Samantha Buca brought along her three sausage dogs Betty-Lou, Charger and Rosco festively dressed as a penguin, Rudolf and Santa.
UP TO 30 STALLS FESTIVELY DECORATED WITH FAIRY LIGHTS AND TINSEL WILL ADD SOME EXTRA SPARKLE TO THE TOWN.
But the cinema, which is currently being festively decorated for a number of Christmas-themed showings, remains open as usual.