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Definition of "festive" []

  • Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival. (adjective)
  • Merry; joyous: a festive party. (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 "festive" in a sentence
  • "And the new mansions are festooned in festive cream-yellows and shadowed by elaborate gables, and have walls cut with huge swoops of custom-made windows that arc across the front of the house, and big white Greek columns placed out front holding up nothing in particular."
  • "Why yes; with November 5th safely out of the way, my self-imposed moratorium on all things festive is lifted and we are free to celebrate the countdown to Christmas: 41 shopping days to go!!!"
  • "The priest may wear a rose-colored chasuble, the organ may play, deacon and subdeacon are clothed in festive vestments."