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convivial

[ kuhn-viv-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˈvɪv i əl /
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adjective

friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
of or befitting a feast; festive.

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Origin of convivial

First recorded in 1660–70; from Late Latin convīviālis “festal,” equivalent to Latin convīvi(um) “feast” (convīv(ere) “to live together, dine together” (con- con- + vīvere “to live”) + -ium -ium) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for convivial

convivial
/ (kənˈvɪvɪəl) /

adjective

sociable; jovial or festivea convivial atmosphere

Derived forms of convivial

convivialist, nounconviviality, nounconvivially, adverb

Word Origin for convivial

C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live
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