fiesta

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noun fi·es·ta \fē-ˈe-stə\

Definition of fiesta

  1. :  festival; specifically :  a saint's day celebrated in Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines with processions and dances

Examples of fiesta in a Sentence

  1. the city's Latinos have a series of fiestas throughout the summer

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Origin and Etymology of fiesta

Spanish, from Latin festa — more at feast


FIESTA Defined for English Language Learners

fiesta

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Definition of fiesta for English Language Learners

  • : a public celebration in Spain and Latin America with parades and dances in honor of a saint


FIESTA Defined for Kids

fiesta

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noun fi·es·ta \fē-ˈe-stə\

Definition of fiesta for Students

  1. :  a celebration especially in Spain and Latin America that commemorates a saint



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