Definition of fiesta in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɪˈɛstə/


1(In Spanish-speaking countries) a religious festival: the yearly fiesta of San Juan
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  • 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.
festival, carnival, holiday, celebration, party


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

Words that rhyme with fiesta

arrester, Avesta, Chester, contester, ester, Esther, fester, Hester, investor, jester, Leicester, Lester, molester, Nestor, pester, polyester, protester, quester, semester, sequester, siesta, sou'wester, suggester, tester, trimester, vesta, zester

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