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



BrE BrE//feˈstuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//feˈstuːn//
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a chain of lights, coloured paper, flowers, etc., used to decorate something Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French feston, from Italian festone ‘festive ornament’, from festum, (plural) festa ‘feast’.
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