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1. festoon

noun. ['ˌfɛˈstuːn'] flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration.

Synonyms

  • festoonery

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • improperness

Etymology

  • feston (French)
  • festone (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Festoon

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • afternoon
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • harpoon
  • hamdoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon
  • cancun

Example sentences of the word festoon


1. Verb, 3rd person singular present
The stinging barbs that festoon a jellyfish’s tentacles enable it to kill prey and deter predators.

2. Verb, base form
Just going from a simple shade to festoon blinds can change a room from simple to elegant.

3. Noun, singular or mass
You will use this method of making splices repeatedly if you undertake any outdoor festoon lighting projects.

2. festoon

noun. ['ˌfɛˈstuːn'] an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work.

Antonyms

  • impropriety

Etymology

  • feston (French)
  • festone (Italian)

3. festoon

verb. ['ˌfɛˈstuːn'] decorate with strings of flowers.

Synonyms

  • grace
  • ornament
  • embellish
  • adorn
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • understate
  • recuperate
  • stay
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • feston (French)
  • festone (Italian)

4. festoon

noun. ['ˌfɛˈstuːn'] a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves.

Synonyms

  • mantle
  • pall
  • drape
  • curtain

Antonyms

  • maleficence
  • awkwardness
  • natural object
  • worsen

Etymology

  • feston (French)
  • festone (Italian)
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