[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy-vuh l]


pertaining or appropriate to summer.

Origin of estival

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us) of or relating to summer + -ālis -al1
Related formspre·es·ti·val, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for estival

sunny, warm, aestival

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British Dictionary definitions for estival



the usual US spelling of aestival
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estival in Medicine




Relating to or occurring in the summer.
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