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quinceañera

Syllabification: quin·ce·a·ñe·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌkinsāənˈyerə
 
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Definition of quinceañera in English:

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
More example sentences
  • It was a Monday, and over the weekend Maritza had invited him to another girl's quinceañera.
  • In my head I pretended I was a real princess, dressed up in white silk like I'm at my quinceañera.
  • Her father had run a small jewelry store in a mall that catered mostly to young couples buying engagement rings and girls celebrating their quinceaneras.

Origin

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

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