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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: convivialis, from Latin convivium 'grand meal', from com- ( COM-) + vivere 'to live'

convivial

adjective
     
con‧viv‧i‧al formal
friendly and pleasantly cheerful:
a convivial atmosphere
convivially adverb
conviviality noun [uncountable]

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