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Meaning of FESTIVITY

Pronunciation:  fe'stivitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any joyous diversion

FESTIVITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: celebration
 See Also: blowout, conviviality, diversion, festival, fete, gala, gala affair, Isthmian Games, jamboree, jollification, merrymaking, Olympian Games, Olympic Games, recreation, victory celebration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fes*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Festivities}. [L. festivitas:
cf. F. festivit['e].]
1. The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration
   of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.

         The unrestrained festivity of the rustic youth.
                                               --Bp. Hurd.

2. A festival; a festive celebration. --Sir T. Browne.

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