festoon festoon  /ˌfɛ ˈstun/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
  2. (n) an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
  3. (n) flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration
  4. (v) decorate with strings of flowers

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Usage(s):

  1. Twinkly colored lights festoon all things.
  2. To prevent shortsighted swallows from colliding with overhead wires, for exampie, bird lovers festoon the telegraph lines with wooden bobbins, visible a mile away.

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