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 Some had fiesta-like paper flowers on their vehicles. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Car parade in San Antonio for Black Lives Matter collects food for needy on East Side," 21 June 2020 The manager of the local grocery sits in a dunk tank at our annual fiesta, and kids wander freely, from the playground to the library to the enormous grassy hill rising up over the southeast side of San Francisco. Chris Colin, Wired, "News at 11: Kid Reporters Tackle the Coronavirus," 18 June 2020 Celebrate with a Grill at Home Kit ($50) complete with all the accouterments to cook up an at-home fiesta. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Father's Day 2020: 48 metro Phoenix restaurants with special deals for dine-in and takeout," 15 June 2020 This clue package again highlighted Flamingo's Latin heritage, featuring a mariachi band and decorations for a fiesta. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'The Masked Singer': All the reasons we think we've identified the final three contestants," 19 Dec. 2019 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

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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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25 Jun 2020

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“Fiesta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiesta. Accessed 10 Jul. 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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