festal [ fes-tl ]
1. pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion.
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WORDS RELATED TO FESTAL
cordial, amiable, festive, buoyant, jolly, pleasant, good-natured, chipper, sociable, cheery, affable, convivial, lighthearted, genial, hearty, cheerful, jovial, lively, clubby, joyous
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Origin: 1470–80; < Latin fēst(um) feast + -al
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FESTAL
Even the sentinels had left their posts in order to enjoy the festal occasion.
STORIES OF LATER AMERICAN HISTORY|WILBUR F. GORDY
She saw him, tipsy and triumphant, bestriding the festal table, and yelling with horrid laughter!
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME II|VARIOUS
The feathers, glued upon a cotton web, were made into dresses for the wealthy to wear on festal occasions.
AZTEC LAND|MATURIN M. BALLOU
They were followed by a company of young nobles, arrayed in festal splendor.
THE HILL OF VENUS|NATHAN GALLIZIER
The Augustus was arrayed in the festal garments of a Csar, also covered with a purple cloak.
THE WANDERER'S NECKLACE|H. RIDER HAGGARD
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