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Definition of "convivial" [con•viv•i•al]

  • Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable. See Synonyms at social. (adjective)
  • Merry; festive: a convivial atmosphere at the reunion. (adjective)

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.

Use "convivial" in a sentence
  • "You have a chance to meet like-minded people, to discuss and air views, and to down the odd pint or two in convivial company."
  • "Many will recall his convivial nature, his humor, his thoughtfulness."
  • "One by one the Minitel's services disappeared, including the wildly popular adult chat services dubbed "convivial messaging" by France Télécom."