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adjective festive pronunciation in American English /ˈfestɪv/
  1. bright and colorful in a way that makes you think of a celebration

    The decorations gave the room a festive air.

    1. a.
      connected with a festival or celebration, especially Christmas

      Ray was full of the festive spirit.

      the festive season (=Christmas):

      He was glad to be home for the festive season.

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