festive

[ fes-tiv ]
/ ˈfɛs tɪv /

adjective

pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival: festive decorations; a festive meal.
joyous; merry: a festive mood.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of festive

1645–55; < Latin fēstīvus merry, equivalent to fēst(us) festal + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for festive

festive
/ (ˈfɛstɪv) /

adjective

appropriate to or characteristic of a holiday, etc; merry

Derived forms of festive

festively, adverbfestiveness, noun

Word Origin for festive

C17: from Latin festīvus joyful, from festus of a feast
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