Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a festival or a feast; festive.

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Usage examples "festal":

  1. While more and more troops of the Regent's soldiers, more companies of musicians, and rare animals, followed in procession, the festal bark of Amon started from the shore. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The gaunt figures of the slaves still moved wearily to and fro, amid the mockery of festal preparation in Vetranio's palace; and here and there a few ghastly figures lay on the ground contemplating them in languid amazement. - "Antonina", Wilkie Collins.
  3. We might have expected that he would have said, 'Let us put on the festal robes. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.