Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, 17th century
To decorate, embellish, or ornament
To hang a decorative strip between two fixed points
Examples of Festoon in a sentence
"Before the surprise party, I had to festoon the entryway with streamers and decorations."
"College students love to festoon their dorm rooms with all kinds of trinkets."
One of the most iconic examples of festooning — or hanging a decorative string or banner — comes from Mexico. If you’ve traveled there, you may have seen bright, colorful flags with cut-out patterns hanging above the streets. These are known as papel picado, and have been used in traditional celebrations and in public spaces for centuries.
Did you Know?
A festoon (the noun) is the decorative string or banner you might hang from two points at a party. So, in theory, one could festoon a festoon.