All Words > Convivial

Monday, July 19

Convivial

[kən-VIV-ee-əl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century

1.

(Of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable; (of a person) cheerful and friendly; jovial

Examples of Convivial in a sentence

"The housewarming party was convivial and welcoming."

"Thérèse was a charming, convivial dinner host — and a good cook, too."

Popularity Over Time

Popularity over time graph

About Convivial

This term originates from the Latin “convivialis,” which stems from “convivium,” meaning “a feast.” “Con-” is “with,” and “vivere” means “live.”

Did you Know?

Convivial is also the name of a popular French bistro in northwestern Washington, D.C. Like the definition of “convivial,” the interior is casual and welcoming.

Trending Words
Trending on the blog

What's the word?