HyperDic: festival

English > 2 senses of the word festival:
NOUNtimefestivala day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
actfestival, fetean organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
festival > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'stahvahl; feh'stihvahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > festival: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
Narrowerreligious festival, church festivalA festival having religious significance
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishfestival, festividad, fiesta
Catalanfesta, festes, festival, festivitat
English > festival: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place).
Example"a drama festival"
NarrowerDionysia, BacchanaliaAn orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
Kwanzaa, KwanzaA festival featuring African-American culture
OktoberfestAn autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
SaturnaliaAn orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn
carnivalA festival marked by merrymaking and processions
eisteddfodAny of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing)
film festivalA cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)
jazz festivalA festival that features performances by jazz artists
sheepshearingA festival held at the time sheep are normally sheared
Broadercelebration, festivityAny joyous diversion

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