Definition of Festoons

1. Noun. (plural of festoon) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of festoon) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Festoons

1. festoon [v] - See also: festoon

Lexicographical Neighbors of Festoons

festivals
festive
festive season
festively
festiveness
festivenesses
festivities
festivity
festivous
festlich
festoon
festooned
festooneries
festoonery
festooning
festoons (current term)
festoony
fests
festschrift
festschriften
festucine
festucous
festue
festues
festy
feta
fetal
fetal age
fetal alcohol syndrome
fetal circulation

Literary usage of Festoons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes by Robert Fiske Griggs, National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1922)
"THE VOLCANIC festoons OF ASIA An examination of eastern Asia (see map ... 8 The data concerning these volcanic festoons and the structure lines are largely ..."

2. London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of by Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale (1814)
"Two large compartments and festoons, each twelve feet in length, 451., ... Four festoons, over the two straight windows at the east end, 20L each. ..."

3. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and by John Smith (1830)
"The termini are composed of Mars and Hercules, and they support a cornice enriched with festoons of fruit and two cupids. 15 in. liy 15i in.—P. (about. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... have semicircular arches, with festoons of drapery. The resemblance of these to the famous Sanchi tope is evident, aa is aleo their Fio. 64. ..."

5. Earth Features and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Geology for the Student by William Herbert Hobbs (1912)
"... by the erosional processes which are set in operation by the uplift itself, though often completed long subsequent to it. The festoons of mountain ..."

6. Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin by John Ruskin (1868)
"Garlands and festoons of flowers, as architectural decorations, ... Now I do not mean to say that Nature never uses festoons: she loves them, and uses them ..."

7. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"... the vines hanging in festoons from one to another, and twisting up almost every tree by the roadside. When the fruit is ripe the effect must be ..."

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