[ US /ˈfɛstɪv/ ]
[ UK /fˈɛstɪv/ ]
  1. offering fun and gaiety
    gay and exciting night life
    a festive (or festal) occasion
    a merry evening
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How To Use festive In A Sentence

  • But proposed regulations may force people to take stock of their daily energy consumption and could make us think twice about our festive decor. Times, Sunday Times
  • Portuguese later acquired the property and turned it into the European-style Leal Senado Building for municipal chamber and the front square for Portuguese settlers to hold festive celebrations.
  • We are determined to make the 2008 festive season as jolly as any in the past decade or so of unrivalled prosperity. The Sun
  • Nothing kills the festive spirit as much as someone whisking under your feet with a dustpan and brush, folding up wrapping paper and tutting about all the pine needles.
  • The ground was luxuriant with colocynth, whose runners and fruits looked festive in the early light.
  • The best programme on over the festive period. Times, Sunday Times
  • For us, the fruity festive tipple is one of the best things about the big day. The Sun
  • With drink and festive cheer in excess, it's easy to throw caution to the wind and find yourself acting recklessly on a Christmas night out.
  • For the past couple of years, the appearance of Christmas lights and festive decorations has heralded the arrival of a weighty travel anthology.
  • For party animals who may want to add some razzmatazz to the festive season, there are other options.
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