Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

fête champêtre

[fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/
noun, plural fêtes champêtres
[fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/ (Show IPA).
an outdoor festival or a garden party. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fete champetre
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for fete champetre

fête champêtre

/fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə/
noun (pl) fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
(arts) Also fête galante (fɛt ɡalɑ̃t)
  1. 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
  2. a painting in this genre
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: country festival
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fête champêtre

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fete

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fete champetre