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[ fe-stiv-i-tee ]


, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.
  1. a festive celebration or occasion.
  2. festivities, festive events or activities:

    the festivities of Christmas.

  3. festive character or quality; gaiety; merriment.


/ fɛsˈtɪvɪtɪ /


  1. merriment characteristic of a festival, party, etc
  2. any festival or other celebration
  3. plural festive proceedings; celebrations

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Word History and Origins

Origin of festivity1

1350–1400; Middle English festivite (< Old French ) < Latin fēstīvitās. See festive, -ity

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Example Sentences

Bradley Beal won’t be the Washington Wizards’ only representative this modified NBA All-Star Weekend, even if he will be the only one present for the festivities in Atlanta.

The first option, a classic dinner out, is a safe way to go about your festivities, as long as the restaurant has an outdoor dining option.

So not quite the usual festivities, but a party nonetheless.

But, at the very least, free food, music, games, and other festivities are easy first steps to making voting feel a little less like a chore.

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Those of you who tuned in to the festivity in Sochi likely still have a few questions that remained unanswered.

The brethren had begun the day by union for worship, they ended it with union for social and convivial festivity.

Gradually it grew louder and more uproarious: there was evidently some unusual source of festivity.

I propose something better for you, I promise you, than such a second Scythian festivity.

Under such evil auspices, and with corresponding forebodings on the mind of Lady Peveril, the day of festivity at length arrived.

She had taken to lying on a sofa a great deal; she did not visit much, and she seldom allowed any festivity at the Hall.


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