Definition of festal in English:

festal

Syllabification: fes·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈfestəl
 
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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
More 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'.

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