[ adjective ] offering fun and gaiety
"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 .