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Correct spelling:
fete
Definition:
Festival or holiday; a gala day; a showy reception of company.

Synonyms:

noun
carnival
jollification, jubilee, masquerade, ragbag, Carny, jubilees, jollifications, grind show, side show, street fair, feastings, ragbags.
celebration
festival, glorification, jubilation, memorialization, solemnization, merriments, wingdings, wingding.
celebration, party
ball, banquet, bazaar, fair, festival, fiesta, gala, DO.
event
feast, fete, fiesta.
festival
ball, celebration, entertainment, field day, gala, Festivities, Festivals.
fete
celebrate, feast, festival, fiesta.
social gathering
party.
verb
celebrate
acclaim, carouse, celebrate, cheer, commemorate, enjoy, exult, frolic, glorify, hail, hallow, honor, inaugurate, jubilate, laud, make merry, memorialize, observe, party, praise, proclaim, rejoice, revel, salute, solemnize, trumpet, venerate.
social
celebrate, fete.
throw a party for someone
celebrate, entertain, feast, holiday, honor, lionize, treat, wine and dine, make much of, hold reception for, roll out the red carpet.
Examples of usage:
  1. I hope you and your daughter were not tired by walking about so much yesterday at the fete. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. The fete took place in a handsome grove on a hillside which overlooked the city of Frankfort. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  3. By means of my apparatus I am enabled especially to reproduce the passing of a procession, a review of military manoeuvres, the movements of a battle, a public fete, a theatrical scene, the evolution or the dances of one or of several persons, the changing expression of countenance, or, if one desires, the grimaces of a human face; a marine view, the motion of waves, the passage of clouds in a stormy sky, particularly in a mountainous country, the eruption of a volcano," etc. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  4. On the fifth day of this Moon Miss Powers say - " Tomorrow morning all girls in this College have clothing and beds ready packed, for river fete. – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  5. The surprise was extreme at these striking preparations, and the crowd collected, not knowing whether for a fete or for an execution. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009

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