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noun [C] uk   us   /ˈfes.tɪ.vəl/
B1 a special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food, or ceremonies: a Jewish/Christian/Hindu festivalB1 an organized set of special events, such as musical performances: a folk/pop/rock festival The New Orleans Jazz Festival is held every year in the spring. the Cannes Film Festival
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