Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining or suited to a feast; gay. See FEAST.

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Usage examples "festive":

  1. Its main quality is a very fine, stimulating expression of joyousness that puts the visitor at once in a festive mood. - "The Art of the Exposition", Eugen Neuhaus.
  2. Monday, October 5th, the night before the city emptied itself of non- combatants, was almost a festive occasion at the St. Antoine. - "The Log of a Noncombatant", Horace Green.
  3. It was astonishing what a festive air the red imparted to the sombre green. - "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", Stewart Edward White.