Definition of quinceañera in English:

quinceañera

Syllabification: quin·ce·a·ñe·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌkinsā-ənˈye(ə)rə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

  • (In Latin America and among Latinos) a celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday and her transition from childhood to adulthood, typically involving a mass followed by a party: weddings, baptisms, quinceañeras, birthdays, Christmas, and other holidays are all celebrations that bring families together

Origin

Spanish, feminine of quinceañero 'fifteen-year-old'.

More definitions of quinceañera

Definition of quinceañera in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space