What does the word festive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

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

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Horace Green
  3. It was astonishing what a festive air the red imparted to the sombre green. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White