ferial (not comparable)
- (ecclesiastical) Pertaining to an ordinary weekday, rather than a festival or fast.
- Jovial, festive, as if pertaining to a holiday.
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
- In a ferial tone he addressed J. J. O’Molloy: —Taylor had come there, you must know, from a sick bed.
- 1922, Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow, page 274:
- [They] dance within the magic shade
- That makes them drunken, merry, and strong
- To laugh and sing their ferial song :
- 'Free, free . . . !'
pertaining to an ordinary weekday
festive — see festive
ferial (plural ferials)
- (ecclesiastical) A feria.
ferial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular feriale)
- ferial (pertaining to a holiday)
ferial (plural feriales)