Definition of festoon in English:
1A chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve as a decoration.
- Houses are decorated with colourful festoons, stars and cut-outs depicting the Lord Jesus' life and, of course, the quintessential Christmas tree.
- Non-biodegradable plastic festoons would decorate the medians and would pose an adventurous journey for road users.
- On this, the Swarovski crystal and pearls are strung like a festoon of flowers, with hanging clusters terminating in big pieces of aqua quartz.
1.1A carved or molded ornament representing a festoon.
- The mold-blown scallop shell vase in Plate XIII is decorated with festoons reminiscent of Phoenician glass.
- At the centre of the front of Croker's enormous sideboard is a carved vase full of flowers flanked by great seaweedy festoons of fruit, flowers and foliage.
- The painted body of the stately Beekman coach is adorned with the family's coat of arms, crest, and applied floral festoons.
verb[with object] (often be festooned with) Back to top
Adorn (a place) with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations: the room was festooned with balloons and streamers
More example sentences
- Today, the roundabouts are festooned with decorations and blue and yellow lights.
- The hall was lined with great columns down both sides, and the whole area was festooned with banners and garlands of flowers.
- The immediate area is festooned with posters calling for the clean-up.
Mid 17th century: from French feston, from Italian festone 'festal ornament', from festum 'feast'.
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