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Definition of festoon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

festoon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//feˈstuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they festoon
BrE BrE//feˈstuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːn//
 
he / she / it festoons
BrE BrE//feˈstuːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːnz//
 
past simple festooned
BrE BrE//feˈstuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːnd//
 
past participle festooned
BrE BrE//feˈstuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːnd//
 
-ing form festooning
BrE BrE//feˈstuːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːnɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] festoon somebody/something (with something) to decorate somebody/something with flowers, coloured paper, etc., often as part of a celebration The streets were festooned with banners and lights. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French feston, from Italian festone ‘festive ornament’, from festum, (plural) festa ‘feast’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: festoon

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