Definition of "festivity" []

  • A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival. (noun)
  • The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration. (noun)
  • The proceedings or events of a festival. (noun)
  • Merriment characteristic of a festival, party, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any festival or other celebration (noun)
  • Festive proceedings; celebrations (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "festivity" in a sentence
  • "One cannot help feeling that much of all this festivity is a mistake: the expenses incurred are far above the means of the parties responsible, and the effect on the Amboinese character is not beneficial."
  • ""The Day of the Holy Cross is our main festivity," Claudio tells us as he makes one of his menu items, Insalate Anne - lettuce, avocado, grapefruit, crabmeat and green apples in a vinaigrette."
  • "The second annual blogging festivity is going to be a little different than last years party."