Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
  2. (noun, time) a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

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Synonyms of Festival


Origin of the word Festival

  1. 1580s (n.); it was an adj. in 14c.; from M.L. festivalis "of a church holiday" (see festivity). more

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Words that sound like Festival

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