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festivity

fes·tiv·i·ty
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Transcription

    • 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 festivity word

  • noun plural festivity a festive celebration or occasion. 1
  • noun plural festivity festivities, festive events or activities: the festivities of Christmas. 1
  • noun plural festivity festive character or quality; gaiety; merriment. 1
  • noun festivity The celebration of something in a joyful and exuberant way. 1
  • noun festivity celebration, joyfulness 1
  • noun plural festivity celebration 1

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Origin of festivity

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 Festivity

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

festivity 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.

festivity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for festivity

noun festivity

  • festival — a day or time of religious or other celebration, marked by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances: the festival of Christmas; a Roman festival.
  • hoopla — bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do.
  • bash — A bash is a party or celebration, especially a large one held by an official organization or attended by famous people.
  • gaiety — the state of being joyous, vivacious, or cheerful.
  • joviality — the state or quality of being jovial; merriment; jollity.

Antonyms for festivity

noun festivity

  • sadness — affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
  • sorrow — distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
  • unhappiness — sad; miserable; wretched: Why is she so unhappy?
  • workHenry Clay, 1832–84, U.S. songwriter.
  • seriousness — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.

Top questions with festivity

  • what is a festivity?

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