how to pronounce festive


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the above transcription of festive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

festive is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of festive


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video examples of festive pronunciation

An example use of festive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we're very festive over here i will …”

meanings of festive


  1. In the mood to celebrate.
  2. Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.

festive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word festive occurs in english on average 8.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics festive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that festive can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with festive


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