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1. festival

noun. ['ˈfɛstəvəl, ˈfɛstɪvəl'] a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.

Synonyms

  • church festival
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • day
  • night
  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • festivalis (Latin)
  • festivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Festival

  • anvil
  • approval
  • archival
  • archrival
  • arrival
  • arval
  • bedevil
  • belveal
  • bevel
  • bevil
  • bevill
  • carnival
  • covel
  • covell
  • covill
  • crovl
  • daredevil
  • devil
  • devoll
  • disapproval

Sentences with festival


1. Noun, singular or mass
The pageant is held a week before the festival.

2. Adjective
Among other events is the festival parade, with the local high school leading the way.

Quotes about festival


1. I dug up some old John Buscema 'Conan' comics. Man, when Alfredo Alcala was inking, that was some of the most beautiful black and white comic art ever published. The stories are good, too, though early '70s comics based on Conan is a festival of sexist, racist stereotypes.
- Ted Naifeh

2. I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

3. As the future ripens in the past,so the past rots in the future --a terrible festival of dead leaves.
- Anna Akhmatova, Poems of Akhmatova

2. festival

noun. ['ˈfɛstəvəl, ˈfɛstɪvəl'] an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place).

Synonyms

  • sheepshearing
  • Dionysia
  • Bacchanalia
  • eisteddfod
  • celebration
  • Kwanzaa
  • carnival
  • film festival
  • Kwanza
  • fete
  • Saturnalia
  • Oktoberfest
  • jazz festival

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime

Etymology

  • festivalis (Latin)
  • festivus (Latin)
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