Meaning of “fiesta” in the English Dictionary

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"fiesta" in British English

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fiestanoun [ C ]

uk /fiˈes.tə/ us /fiˈes.tə/

Examples from literature

  • It looks as though it were bedecked for a fiesta. 
  • Nearly all led by the hand or carried in their arms a little boy or girl decked out as if for a fiesta. 
  • On Monday the religious of St. Francis held their fiesta in the same church. 
  • The religious fiestas, as I have said, may be classed among the amusements of the people. 
  • This year great eight-day fiestas, with masks and illuminations, have been celebrated with much solemnity in the cathedral church and in that of St. Francis. 

(Definition of “fiesta” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fiesta" in American English

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fiestanoun [ C ]

us /fiˈes·tə/

a public celebration, esp. on a religious holiday, in Spain or South America

(Definition of “fiesta” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)