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fiesta

[ fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah ]
/ fiˈɛs tə; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑ /
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noun, plural fi·es·tas [fee-es-tuhz; Spanish fyes-tahs]. /fiˈɛs təz; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑs/.
any festival or festive celebration.
(in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.
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Origin of fiesta

1835–45, Americanism;<Spanish <Latin fēsta;see feast
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British Dictionary definitions for fiesta

fiesta
/ (fɪˈɛstə, Spanish ˈfjesta) /

noun
a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint's day
a holiday or carnival

Word Origin for fiesta

Spanish, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival; see feast
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