cirio

[ sir-ee-oh ]
/ ˈsɪr iˌoʊ /

noun, plural cir·i·os.

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decorum

Origin of cirio

< Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wax candle < Latin cēreus, noun use of cēreus made of wax, equivalent to cēr(a) wax + -eus -eous
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Example sentences from the Web for cirio

  • Dejmosle que pase, y cuando vaya por la esquina, yo gritar: Cirio, Cirio20Pascual!

    Doa Perfecta|Benito Prez Galds
  • Then he hurried out to the balcony just as the two youngest cried in the midst of wild bursts of laughter, "Cirio, Cirio Pascual!"

    Dona Perfecta|B. Perez Galdos