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festive

fes·tive

festive

 
pronunciation:
fe stihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or intended for a feast or celebration.
The Halloween decorations made the room look festive.
 
synonyms:
celebratory
similar words:
gay, jolly, merry
definition 2: merry and joyful.
It's always a festive occasion when their son comes home from college.
synonyms:
gay, jolly, joyful
similar words:
cheerful, happy, lively
derivations: festively (adv.), festiveness (n.)
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