en fête

/ French (ɑ̃ fɛt) /

  1. dressed for a festivity

  2. engaged in a festivity

Origin of en fête

C19: literally: in festival

Words Nearby en fête

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How to use en fête in a sentence

  • The whole town is en fete, the ships in the harbour decked with flags, the people adorned with flowers.

  • The village was en fete, and peasants lined the street leading to the church, ready with their hearty God-bless-you's.

  • It was Thanksgiving Day, and all the people of the Province were en fete.

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  • And so it was, and all the island was en fete, and when Sheila came to Dyck's plantation the very earth seemed to rejoice.

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  • Yet she was elegantly dressed and evidently en fete, with one or two "tricolor" knots and ribbons mingled with her finery.

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