festivity festivity  /fɛ ˈstɪ və ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any joyous diversion

Usage(s):

  1. As Cox sees it, mirth and festivity involve a certain juxtaposing of past with present, which has the effect of affirming experience.
  2. But even when the sun isn't shining, Europeans seem to be throwing themselves into fun and festivity with unprecedented zeal.

News

  • Local car show gains widespread support

    Car enthusiasts were ecstatic to take their wheels out for a spin at Patterson’s Car Show Saturday, June 15. Families and car fanatics from Hayward to the central coast made their way to the Patterson’s Plaza Circle, where roadways were blocked off leading to the historic downtown for the newfound festivity.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Patterson Irrigator

Quotes

  1. "Last night, Noche de San Juan, which is normally a night of festivity in Catalonia, turned tragic," the Catalan regional president, Jose Montilla, said as he visited the accident scene.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Jose Montilla Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We're trying to mix three different things: a Broadway show, a rock show and a circus," said Rahman. "My music with moments of spirituality, festivity, celebration and love. To celebrate India."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: AR Rahman Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The Victory festivity has become the most sacred, it has become forever a symbol of our national unity," Medvedev said.
    on May 9, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: ITAR-TASS

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