festal

[ fes-tl ]
/ ˈfɛs tl /

adjective

pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion.

Nearby words

  1. fesse point,
  2. fessenden,
  3. fessenden, william pitt,
  4. fest,
  5. festa,
  6. festally,
  7. fester,
  8. festina lente,
  9. festinant,
  10. festinate

Origin of festal

1470–80; < Latin fēst(um) feast + -al1

Related formsfes·tal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for festal

festal

/ (ˈfɛstəl) /

adjective

another word for festive
Derived Formsfestally, adverb

Word Origin for festal

C15: from Latin festum holiday, banquet; see feast

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Word Origin and History for festal

festal

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French festal, from Late Latin festalis, from Latin festum "feast" (see feast (n.)).

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