cer·​ve·​za sər-ˈvā-sə How to pronounce cerveza (audio)

Examples of cerveza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Queerness is always the road less traveled and, on that road, Spanish has been my other coming out: the way beer becomes cerveza or love becomes amor, Richard becomes Ricardo and suddenly everything feels grande. Richard Morgan, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 June 2023 The refreshing cerveza pairs well with a total eclipse, when the sun’s corona, the outermost layer, becomes visible for those in the path of totality. Jason Rossi, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2024 HQ Beer Hall is the place to hang for a late-afternoon cerveza. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 This is simple: by the sea at the sunset while drinking an iced cerveza. Katie Bain, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 The Matador Restaurant was another option, perfect for chips, salsa, and a cold cerveza after a serve-and-volley workout three floors above. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2021 This version also arrives with a Mexican cerveza back, a refreshingly dry counterpart. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2019 Also enjoy specials such as Korean fried chicken taco ($3.50) and tacos crujientes ($5) from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Rott n’ Grapes Enjoy $3 select cervezas. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 28 Apr. 2018 But even though the fans started de-thirsting early, and leaned on the cerveza fria to combat the sun that was already blazing when the match started at 8 a.m., the crowd was super mellow. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 23 June 2018

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Word History


Spanish, from Latin cervesia, a kind of beer

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerveza was in 1921

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“Cerveza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerveza. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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