Definition of fiesta in English:

fiesta

Line breaks: fi|esta
Pronunciation: /fɪˈɛstə
 
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noun

1(In Spanish-speaking countries) a religious festival: the yearly fiesta of San Juan
More example sentences
  • Colombians participate enthusiastically in the many secular and religious fiestas around the country.
  • The remaining cash is further divided among communities, purchasing public works, sports facilities, community fiestas and religious services.
  • The principal form of entertainment in the Andes is the regular festivals or fiestas that exist to mark the agricultural or religious calendar.
1.1An event marked by festivities or celebration: [in names]: the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
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  • There will be celebrations, fiestas and carnivals-a-plenty at this concert, led by Trans-Global tourist guide Alisdair Malloy.
  • Indeed a potential fundraising opportunity, which might at least have bought a planeload of anti-Aids drugs, has become an exhibition of high-tech media co-ordination and a celebrity fiesta.
  • The first event of the fiesta: a Saturday morning flight, was cancelled due to strong winds.
Synonyms
festival, carnival, holiday, celebration, party

Origin

Spanish, from Latin festum, (plural) festa (see feast).

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