[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy-vuh l]
- pertaining or appropriate to summer.
Origin of estival
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us) of or relating to summer + -ālis -al1
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Examples from the Web for estival
As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
The estival solstice of Meton, the Athenian, corresponds with this day, in the 87th Olympiad.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
The crouptière and estival, together with the chanfron, were of the most costly description.
- the usual US spelling of aestival
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- Relating to or occurring in the summer.
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