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FESTOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does festoon mean? 

FESTOON (noun)
  The noun FESTOON has 3 senses:

1. a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful loops
2. an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
3. flower chains suspended in loops between points

  Familiarity information: FESTOON used as a noun is uncommon.


FESTOON (verb)
  The verb FESTOON has 1 sense:

1. decorate with strings of flowers

  Familiarity information: FESTOON used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FESTOON (noun)


Sense 1festoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful loops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("festoon" is a kind of...):

curtain; drape; drapery; mantle; pall (hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window))


Sense 2festoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("festoon" is a kind of...):

embellishment (a superfluous ornament)


Sense 3festoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flower chains suspended in loops between points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

festoonery; festoon

Hypernyms ("festoon" is a kind of...):

flower chain (flowers strung together in a chain)


FESTOON (verb)


Sense 1festoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decorate with strings of flowers

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The public buildings were festooned for the holiday

Hypernyms (to "festoon" is one way to...):

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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