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festival

fes·ti·val

festival

 
 
pronunciation:
fe stih vl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a day or more of celebration to commemorate a notable occasion, such as a religious holiday.
December 13 is the festival of St. Lucia in Scandinavia.
synonyms:
celebration, feast, fete, holiday
similar words:
carnival, ceremony, fiesta, gala, holy day, jubilee, name day, occasion, revel, saturnalia
definition 2: a regularly occurring ceremony or celebration involving special activities or amusements.
We drank apple cider and carved pumpkins at the harvest festival.
synonyms:
celebration, fete
similar words:
carnival, ceremony, feast, fiesta, gala, jubilee, occasion, revel, saturnalia
definition 3: a series of presentations, or a gathering of exhibitors in one or more of the fine arts, theater arts, or crafts, or such a gathering based on any of various central themes.
Are you going to the folk music festival this weekend?We saw how they make Swiss cheese at the cheese festival.
similar words:
carnival, fair
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or suited to a festival.
a festival atmosphere
synonyms:
celebratory, gala, holiday
similar words:
festive, gay, jolly, merry
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