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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)

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 "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."