Definition of festivity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//feˈstɪvəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//feˈstɪvəti//
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  1. 1festivities [plural] the activities that are organized to celebrate a special event A number of celebrities will be flying in to take part in the festivities. Christmas/New Year festivities wedding festivities
  2. 2[uncountable] the happiness and enjoyment that exist when people celebrate something The wedding was an occasion of great festivity. an air of festivity
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French festivite or Latin festivitas, from festivus ‘festive’, from festum, (plural) festa ‘feast’. Wordfinderanniversary, birthday, celebrate, commemorate, festivity, jubilee, occasion, parade, party, reception
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: festivity