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festoon
American English: /fɛˈstun/
British English: /fɛˈstuːn/

Translation of festoon in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • to festoon something/somebody (with something)
    adornar or engalanar algo/a alguien (con algo)

noun

  • 1.1 (garland) 1.2 (Architecture, Art)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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