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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fest-shrift]
    • /ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fest-shrift]
    • /ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft/

Definitions of festschrift word

  • noun plural festschrift (often initial capital letter) a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like. 1
  • noun festschrift A tribute or memorial volume filled with essays and articles by admirers in memory of a colleague. 1
  • noun festschrift a collection of essays or learned papers contributed by a number of people to honour an eminent scholar, esp a colleague 0
  • noun festschrift a collection of articles by the colleagues, former students, etc. of a noted scholar, published in his or her honor 0

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Origin of festschrift

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; < German, equivalent to Fest feast, festival + Schrift writing

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festschrift popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

festschrift usage trend in Literature

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