Definition of convivial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈvɪviəl//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈvɪviəl//
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cheerful and friendly in atmosphere or character synonym sociable a convivial evening/atmosphere convivial company Alan was convivial, affable and engaging. We passed a convivial evening at the McCabes’ house. See related entries: Friends Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘fit for a feast, festive’): from Latin convivialis, from convivium ‘a feast’, from con- ‘with’ + vivere ‘live’.
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