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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fe-stiv-i-tee]
    • /fɛˈstɪv ɪ ti/
    • /fesˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fe-stiv-i-tee]
    • /fɛˈstɪv ɪ ti/

Definitions of festivities word

  • noun plural festivities a festive celebration or occasion. 1
  • noun plural festivities festivities, festive events or activities: the festivities of Christmas. 1
  • noun plural festivities festive character or quality; gaiety; merriment. 1
  • noun festivities Plural form of festivity. 1
  • noun plural festivities festive proceedings; celebrations 0
  • noun festivities plural of festivity. 0

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Origin of festivities

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English festivite (< Old French) < Latin fēstīvitās. See festive, -ity

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Parts of speech for Festivities


festivities popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

festivities usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for festivities

noun festivities

  • revels — former Russian name of Tallinn.
  • revelry — reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river.
  • celebrations — Plural form of celebration.
  • merriment — cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter.
  • partying — a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party.

Antonyms for festivities

noun festivities

  • depressions — Plural form of depression.
  • pains — physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
  • works — exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.

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