- The definition of festive refers to something for a party or cheerful and celebratory.
An example of a festive occasion is a parade.
- of, for, or suited to a feast or festival
- merry; joyous
Origin: Classical Latin festivus ; from festum: see feast
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- Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival.
- Merry; joyous: a festive party.
Origin: Latin fēstīvus, from fēstus; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.
- fesˈtive·ly adverb
- fesˈtive·ness noun