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festal

[ fes-tl ]
/ ˈfɛs tl /
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adjective
pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion.
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Origin of festal

First recorded in 1470–80; from Latin fēst(um) feast + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM festal

fes·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for festal

festal
/ (ˈfɛstəl) /

adjective
another word for festive

Derived forms of festal

festally, adverb

Word Origin for festal

C15: from Latin festum holiday, banquet; see feast
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