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Meaning of FESTOON

Pronunciation:  fe'stoon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  flower chains suspended in loops between points
  2. [n]  an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
  3. [n]  a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful loops
  4. [v]  decorate with festoons; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

FESTOON is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: festoonery
 See Also: adorn, beautify, curtain, decorate, drape, drapery, embellish, embellishment, flower chain, grace, mantle, ornament, pall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fes*toon"\, n. [F. feston (cf. Sp. feston, It.
    festone), prob. fr. L. festum festival. See {Feast}.]
    1. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in
       decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this
    2. (Arch. & Sculp.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers,
       and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a
       ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See
       Illust. of {Bucranium}.
  2. \Fes*toon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Festooned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Festooning}.]
    To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.
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