Synonyms for festoon

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Every tiny house, even when it stood on the beach, had its own festoon of flowers.

He was so fond of the festoon that he sometimes painted it alone.

Festoon the sides of the scenery and the ceiling with spruce and flowers.

At the banquet a festoon of roses was suspended over the table.

Cook came out of the library where she was assisting with the festoon hanging.

For decoration use autumnal grasses, wheat, oats and corn, and festoon strings of them wherever possible.

Bank the fire-place and corners with boughs of autumn leaves, and festoon them in garlands wherever there is a vacant place.

Horsehair was used for covering by both makers, and in both cases gilt-headed nails put in a festoon were used to fasten it down.

At the top of the picture across the cloud-strewn sky is a festoon of fruits, Crivelli's characteristic decoration.

Between the posts hung a festoon of signalling flags, long pointed strips of bunting with red balls or blue on them.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French feston (16c.), from Italian festone, literally "a festive ornament," apparently from festa "celebration, feast," from Vulgar Latin *festa (see feast (n.)). The verb is attested from 1789. Related: Festooned.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FESTOON

bouquet

nounflower arrangement
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