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festoon

verb [T]
 
 
/fesˈtuːn/
to cover something with objects, especially decorations: [often passive] The balcony was festooned with flags and ribbons.Decorating or making something attractive
Translations of “festoon”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…飾以花彩, 結彩於…
in Russian украшать…
in Turkish süslemek, çiçek ve süslerle bezemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…饰以花彩, 结彩于…
in Polish dekorować…
(Definition of festoon from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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