estival [es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy-vuh l] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- pertaining or appropriate to summer.
Origin of estival 1350–1400; Middle English Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us) of or relating to summer + -ālis -al1 Related formspre·es·ti·val, adjective Related Words for estival sunny, warm, aestival, estival Examples from the Web for estival Historical Examples of estival
As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.
Henry B. Fuller
The estival solstice of Meton, the Athenian, corresponds with this day, in the 87th Olympiad.
The crouptière and estival, together with the chanfron, were of the most costly description.
British Dictionary definitions for estival estival adjective
- the usual US spelling of aestival
estival in Medicine estival [ĕs′tə-vəl] adj.
- Relating to or occurring in the summer.