a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points.
a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or on pottery.
a fabric suspended, draped, and bound at intervals to form graceful loops or scalloped folds.
Dentistry. the garlandlike area of the gums surrounding the necks of the teeth.
to adorn with or as with festoons: to festoon a hall.
to form into festoons: to festoon flowers and leaves.
Dentistry. to reproduce natural gum patterns around the teeth or a denture.
to connect by festoons.
- un·fes·tooned, adjective
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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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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
a decorative chain of flowers, ribbons, etc, suspended in loops; garland
a carved or painted representation of this, as in architecture, furniture, or pottery
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
to decorate or join together with festoons
to form into festoons
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