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quinceañera Syllabification: quin·ce·a·ñe·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌkinsāənˈyerə/

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
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  • I'm a professional photographer here in the San Antonio area, and my business caters to weddings and quinceañeras.
  • People commonly commissioned fotoesculturas from traveling salesmen for various reasons and occasions, such as to celebrate weddings and quinceañeras, to memorialize the dead and to honor particular individuals.
  • They stay away from ethnic stores, forgo doctor's visits and meetings at their children's schools, and postpone girls' normally lavish quinceañeras, or 15th birthday parties.

Origin

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

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