[ kuhn-viv-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˈvɪv i əl /


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

Origin of convivial

1660–70; < 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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/ (kənˈvɪvɪəl) /


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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