Weird Word Wednesday- Festoon

@BloggerDi (2888)
United States
June 15, 2022 9:28pm CST
I'd heard "festoon" a long time ago, but I'd forgotten its meaning. I happened to see it again yesterday. I doubt that it's a common word these days. Festoon can be used as a noun or a verb. It's a word about decorating for a festive event such as a party. According to Google, to festoon (verb) an area means to adorn it with garlands and/or other items. A festoon (noun) is a garland of flowers, lights, balloons or ribbons, hung in a curved shape. The photo is mine, taken at my granddaughter's birthday party. Have any of you heard of or used the word festoon?
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@Beestring (2813)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun
This is a new word to me.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Thanks for joining my discussion @Beestring.
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@Beestring (2813)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
@BloggerDi I learned something new from you. :)
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
@Beestring Good! I hope to learn something new every day.
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@Orson_Kart (5668)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul
We (as in the ‘UK’) recently had a Queen’s Jubilee celebration. Everywhere was festooned with bunting and flowers and whatnots. Festoon, balloon, monsoon.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
6 Jul
Hi @Orson_Kart. Thanks for sharing your festive, rhyming update!
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• United Kingdom
6 Jul
@BloggerDi Hi @BloggerDi It good to see you are keeping up with your weird word Wednesday. Monsoon was a bit random, but that’s the buffoon in me. I am looking forward to today’s, if you’re doing one?
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@Nakitakona (50634)
• Philippines
18 Jun
Yes I have heard about it and come across with one of my book readings on literature.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
18 Jun
Hi and thank you @Nakitakona.
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@Nakitakona (50634)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@BloggerDi You're welcome.
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@RebeccasFarm (66706)
• United States
16 Jun
I remember this word and I love the sound of it
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Thanks @RebeccasFarm. It's a fun word. I think of a festival at a saloon.
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• United States
17 Jun
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@moonandstars (60379)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Jun
i think i've heard of this one but haven't used it
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Hello @moonandstars! Thank you.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Jun
@BloggerDi hello and welcome
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@LadyDuck (399564)
• Switzerland
16 Jun
Not weird and very common for me, "festoni" in Italian and a very common word.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Thank you @LadyDuck. I broke my own rule about assuming. Thanks for reminding me that my vocabulary and knowledge is limited really. There are so many countries, languages and customs to consider!
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@LadyDuck (399564)
• Switzerland
17 Jun
@BloggerDi The word comes from Italian (my language) and from "festa" that means "party" "festival".
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@valmnz (17260)
• New Zealand
23 Jul
Goodness, it's a long time since I've heard that word! Great.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
23 Jul
Thank you.
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@Sojourn (13275)
• India
16 Jun
I heard it before and thought it to be synonymous to banner. It has a small difference in meaning as I can see.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Hi @Sojourn. Yes, very similar in meaning. Thank you!
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@JudyEv (282445)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Jun
I did know this one but it's not a word you see too often.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Thanks for commenting @JudyEv.
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@Ronrybs (15840)
• London, England
16 Jun
On Twitter there is a word of the day, from Susie Dent. You get to meet some weird words there, as well as fitting!
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Oh thank you @Ronrybs. I'll check it out!
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@jstory07 (122302)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jun
I have never heard that word before.
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@BloggerDi (2888)
• United States
17 Jun
Thanks for adding your comment @jstory07.