Origin of festoon
OTHER WORDS FROM festoonun·fes·tooned, adjective
Words nearby festoon
How to use festoon in a sentence
These form one of the many island groups that hang like a fringe or festoon on the skirt of the continent of Asia.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Between the posts hung a festoon of signalling flags, long pointed strips of bunting with red balls or blue on them.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
For decoration use autumnal grasses, wheat, oats and corn, and festoon strings of them wherever possible.
Bank the fire-place and corners with boughs of autumn leaves, and festoon them in garlands wherever there is a vacant place.
"But I am not a fortune-teller," he said, letting his head drop into a festoon of towel, and towelling away at his two ears.Great Expectations|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for festoon
- the scalloped appearance of the gums where they meet the teeth
- a design carved on the base material of a denture to simulate this
- either of two Zerynthia species of white pierid butterfly of southern Europe, typically mottled red, yellow, and brown
- an ochreous brown moth, Apoda avellana the unusual sluglike larvae of which feed on oak leaves