Origin of festoon
OTHER WORDS FROM festoonun·fes·tooned, adjective
How to use festoon in a sentence
Also: pastel pink-and-lavender paint jobs, festooned with hearts and flowers.
The building is festooned with cartoon-like images of fish, including dorsal fins that poke out of the roof.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The threat has been greeted with derision here around the barricaded city hall festooned with Russian and Soviet flags.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats|David Patrikarakos|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pale Fire is festooned with atomic references and a mockery of peaceniks.Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece|Michael Weiss|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
Down the festooned nave she came on his arm, her step unfaltering, her face calm; black misery in her heart.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
The smoke-house was filled with hams, and the ceiling of the kitchen was festooned with dried apples and pumpkins.
We passed several vineyards, in which the vines were trained by maples, and festooned from tree to tree.
Somebody else led the way to a storeroom, tossed its contents into the hall, and festooned it with used computer tape.Security|Poul William Anderson
The floor was painted and very clean, but the walls were unfinished, and the brown rafters were festooned with cobwebs.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
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