- 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.
Origin of festoon
Examples from the Web for festooned
Contemporary Examples of festooned
Also: pastel pink-and-lavender paint jobs, festooned with hearts and flowers.Why I Finally Let My Girls Be Girly
May 17, 2014
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
Pale Fire is festooned with atomic references and a mockery of peaceniks.Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece
October 13, 2013
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.10 Craziest David Hasselhoff Moments
Shannon Donnelly, The Daily Beast Video
August 15, 2010
When Clinton first visited India in 1995, she was festooned with garlands at every stop.Why I Don't Envy Hillary
July 20, 2009
Historical Examples of festooned
High up in one corner, festooned with cobwebs, are a couple of shelves.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Tranter inquired, gazing with amazement round the festooned room.The Crooked House
The trees were festooned with grape-vines, which were laden with the richest clusters of the delicious fruit.
All were festooned with Rebel flags, and brilliantly lighted.The Red Acorn
The chancel was wreathed and festooned with masses of evergreen.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
- 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
Word Origin for festoon
1620s, from French feston (16c.), from Italian festone, literally "a festive ornament," apparently from festa "celebration, feast," from Vulgar Latin *festa (see feast (n.)). The verb is attested from 1789. Related: Festooned.
- A carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissue being replaced by the denture.