- pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion.
Origin of festal
Related Words for festalcordial, amiable, festive, buoyant, jolly, pleasant, good-natured, chipper, sociable, cheery, affable, convivial, lighthearted, genial, hearty, cheerful, jovial, lively, clubby, joyous
Examples from the Web for festal
Historical Examples of festal
It might well be built, like a festal bower or arch, to entertain him a single day.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He was too inspired with festal intoxication to observe her agitation.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
It looked deserted, in fact, festal and overlighted, but cheerful.The Arrow of Gold
Who ever heard of the festal oxen being tied to a cart's tail?A Hungarian Nabob
All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.Life of Schamyl
John Milton Mackie
- another word for festive
Word Origin for festal
late 15c., from Middle French festal, from Late Latin festalis, from Latin festum "feast" (see feast (n.)).