festively
adverb see festive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • festively — festive ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a festival. 2) jovially celebratory. DERIVATIVES festively adverb festiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Festively — Festive Fes tive, a. [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast. See {feast}, and cf. {Festivous}.] Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive. {Fes tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] The glad circle round them yield… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • festively — See festive. * * * …   Universalium

  • festively — adverb In a festive manner …   Wiktionary

  • festively — adv. in a festive manner, merrily, joyfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • festively — fes·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • festively — adverb see festive * * * fesˈtively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑festive …   Useful english dictionary

  • festive — festively, adv. festiveness, n. /fes tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival: festive decorations; a festive meal. 2. joyous; merry: a festive mood. [1645 55; < L festivus merry, equiv. to fest(us) festal + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Festally — Fes tal*ly, adv. Joyously; festively; mirthfully. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • festive — adjective Etymology: Latin festivus, from festum Date: 1613 1. of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival < a festive occasion > 2. joyful, gay < a festive mood > • festively adverb • festiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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