festival
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfɛstəvəl/
Adjective

festival

  1. Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      the temple of the Gods [...] / Whom all the people decke with girlands greene, / And honour in their festiuall resort [...].
Noun

festival

  1. An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.
  2. In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.
  3. (Caribbean, uncountable) fried cornbread
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