[kuh n-viv-ee-uh l]
- friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
- fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
- of or befitting a feast; festive.
Origin of convivial
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1. sociable, companionable, genial.
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Examples from the Web for convivially
As late as August 1864, on the visit to Halifax of some Canadian delegates, he had been convivially eloquent in favour of union.The Tribune of Nova Scotia</p>
W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
"Have a peach," he said convivially, laying an enormous Late Crawford on the corner of the desk.The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories
Margaret Collier Graham
- sociable; jovial or festivea convivial atmosphere
C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live
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Word Origin and History for convivially
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