fiesta

noun
fi·​es·​ta | \ fē-ˈe-stə How to pronounce fiesta (audio) \

Definition of fiesta

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

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Examples of fiesta in a Sentence

the city's Latinos have a series of fiestas throughout the summer
Recent Examples on the Web On May 2, get fiesta wings for $7.99 (regularly $9.99). Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo: These metro Phoenix restaurants have deals on tacos, margaritas and more," 1 May 2020 At the balloon fiesta launch site in Albuquerque, a balloon passenger with a pre-existing medical condition received treatment after a hard landing on the field. Washington Post, "Hot air balloons land hard, cause injuries in New Mexico," 8 Oct. 2019 At the balloon fiesta launch site in Albuquerque, a balloon passenger with a pre-existing medical condition received treatment after a hard landing on the field. Washington Post, "Hot air balloons land hard, cause injuries in New Mexico," 8 Oct. 2019 Like many fiestas, the origin of this one is unclear. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals," 26 Jan. 2020 Other attendees at the fiesta also dressed the part, including Tessa Thompson, Jodie Comer, Lucy Boyton, and Chloë Sevigny. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kaia Gerber Leans into Loewe," 12 Dec. 2019 The fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from 41 U.S. states. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Balloons fill Albuquerque sky in 2nd day of annual fiesta," 6 Oct. 2019 Though the restaurant currently serves a limited menu, many of the company's most popular items are available at Chandler's Jollibee including peach mango pies, adobo rice and palabok fiesta. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "We tried 5 things at Jollibee Chandler. Here's your guide to the new restaurant's menu," 2 Jan. 2020 The event space, graciously donated by Fluor in Sugar Land, will transport guests to the fun fiesta sounds, vibrant colors and flavors of South America. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend Cares’ 15th annual road trip to South America set for Feb. 1," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fiesta

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fiesta

Spanish, from Latin festa — more at feast

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The first known use of fiesta was in 1844

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18 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fiesta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiesta. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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fiesta

noun
How to pronounce fiesta (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fiesta

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

fiesta

noun
fi·​es·​ta | \ fē-ˈe-stə How to pronounce fiesta (audio) \

Kids Definition of fiesta

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

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