Origin of convivial
Examples from the Web for convivial
Convivial by nature, he not doubt joined in when others were celebrating, allowing his boisterous high spirits free rein.What Mozart Really Looked Like: 14 Portraits of the Composer (Photos and Music)|The Daily Beast|February 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This convivial mask he wears, along with his omnipresent flask, is obscuring a deep hurt stemming from his father.‘The Spectacular Now,’ Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, Is One of Sundance’s Best|Marlow Stern|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He said he and other winemakers produce pot wine in small quantities, to be shared in “convivial moments with like-minded people.”Marijuana-Laced Wine Grows More Fashionable in California Wine Country|Michael Steinberger|April 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Races, revels, and bull-fights in Monterey celebrated the convivial departure of Fernandez.
Burns meanwhile enjoying himself at the house of some jovial farmer or convivial laird.Robert Burns|Principal Shairp.
Touch-the-button-Nell was singing a comic ditty of a convivial order.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
He put his hands back of his head and tried to tell himself how sick he was of teas and club receptions and convivial old grads.Princeton Stories|Jesse Lynch Williams
Tradition said that it had been a rendezvous for convivial spirits for ages that had gone.Mistress Nell|George C. Hazelton, Jr.
Word Origin for convivial
1660s, "pertaining to a feast," from Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "sociable" is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.