—n. 1. a suspended wreath, garland, drapery, or the like, fastened up at or near each end and hanging down in the middle; festoon.
2. a wreath, spray, or cluster of foliage, flowers, or fruit.
3. a festoon, esp. one very heavy toward the center.
4. a swale.
5. a swaying or lurching movement.
—v.i. 1. to move heavily or unsteadily from side to side or up and down; sway.
2. to hang loosely and heavily; sink down.
—v.t. 1. to cause to sway, sink, or sag.
2. to hang or adorn with swags.