[ 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.
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Origin of convivial
OTHER WORDS FROM convivial
con·viv·i·al·ist, nouncon·viv·i·al·i·ty, nouncon·viv·i·al·ly, adverbnon·con·viv·i·al, adjective
non·con·viv·i·al·ly, adverbnon·con·viv·i·al·i·ty, noun
Words nearby convivial
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Example sentences 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|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
British Dictionary definitions for convivially
/ (kənˈvɪvɪəl) /
sociable; jovial or festivea convivial atmosphere
Derived forms of convivialconvivialist, 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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