Examples of siesta in a Sentence
Most of the shops were closed after lunch for a two-hour siesta.
The shops are closed during siesta.
He's taking a little siesta out there on the patio.
Recent Examples of siesta from the Web
Now, at long last, the Spanish deployed their heavy artillery in a devastating, continuous onslaught that only stopped when the gunners took their midday siesta.
Highlights include kids boot camps by CrossFit El Cid at 8:30 a.m. (Hilton) and 10 a.m. (CityPlace) on Saturday morning, plus Crossfit, Barre, Cardio Dance and Body Combat classes and a poolside siesta at the Hilton.
Sweet but not sugary, this one is an equally great kickoff to a fancy night out or an afternoon siesta.
When commuters no longer rush for trains, when taxicabs pause at corners, when businessmen take afternoon siestas, then, perhaps, jazz may pass.
Then adults would take a siesta, while the kids would watch a movie on TV with their grandparents.
Three to six o'clock is on the late and long side for a meaningful siesta, pushing into the cocktail hour—though the Spanish wisely do everything a bit later.
Even on the narrow, winding streets of Beaumont, the shade lay in narrow ribbons along the storefronts of the bakeries, groceries, pharmacies, and computer repair shops; restaurants were just opening back up after a midday siesta.
As a mother of three and host of a new TV show, Megyn Kelly could use an occasional siesta.
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SIESTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of siesta for English Language Learners
: a regular period of sleep or rest in the afternoon in some hot countries
: a brief sleep
SIESTA Defined for Kids
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