[ adjective ] offering fun and gaiety


gay merry festal gala


"a gala ball after the inauguration" "a festive (or festal) occasion" "gay and exciting night life" "a merry evening"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Unfortunately , Brooks ' teammates were not in such festive mood as the Orioles expired before the seven hit pitching of three Kansas_City rookie hurlers .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

All about me there was a hectic interplay of meetings taking_place , like abrupt , jerky scenes in old silent_movies , joyous greetings and beginnings , huggings and kissings , enthusiastic forays into the festive night .

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