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fête champêtre  

  (French)  
      n   pl   , fêtes champêtres  
1    a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment  
2      (Also called)    fête galante            (Arts)  
a    a genre of painting popular in France from the early 18th century, characterized by the depiction of figures in pastoral settings. Watteau was its most famous exponent  
b    a painting in this genre  
     (C18: from French, literally: country festival)  
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fête   , fete  
      n  
1    a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp. one held outdoors in aid of charity  
2    a feast day or holiday, esp. one of religious significance  
3      (Caribbean)  
informal   an organized group entertainment, esp. a party or a dance  
      vb  
4    tr   to honour or entertain with or as if with a fête  
the author was fêted by his publishers     
5    intr     (Caribbean)  
informal   to join in a fête  
     (C18: from French: feast)  


en fête     (French)  
      adv  
1    dressed for a festivity  
2    engaged in a festivity  
     (C19: literally: in festival)  
fête champêtre     (French)  
      n   pl   , fêtes champêtres  
1    a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment  
2      (Also called)    fête galante     (Arts)  
a    a genre of painting popular in France from the early 18th century, characterized by the depiction of figures in pastoral settings. Watteau was its most famous exponent  
b    a painting in this genre  
     (C18: from French, literally: country festival)  

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fête  

, fete  
1   
      n   bazaar, fair, festival, gala, garden party, sale of work  
2   
      vb   bring out the red carpet for (someone), entertain regally, hold a reception for (someone), honour, kill the fatted calf for (someone), lionize, make much of, treat, wine and dine  

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