Definition of festal in English:

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festal

Pronunciation: /ˈfest(ə)l/

adjective

Of, like, or relating to a celebration or festival: he appeared in festal array
More example sentences
  • In the congregation assembled for worship, these two movements meet, and the heavenly angels join the children of God in festal celebration.
  • And the whole celebration will be rounded off at 6pm with a festal Eucharist in the parish church.
  • There is no more melancholy spectacle than a festal hall, the morning after the banquet, when the guests have departed and the lights are extinguished.

Derivatives

festally

adverb
Example sentences
  • But what good was it to our festally excited ancestors to. have their attention absorbed?
  • The chapel bell on the engine sounded most festally that sunny Sunday.

Origin

Late 15th century: via Old French from late Latin festalis, from Latin festum, (plural) festa 'feast'.

Words that rhyme with festal

vestal
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