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[feer-ee-uh] /ˈfɪər i ə/
noun, plural feriae
[feer-ee-ee] /ˈfɪər iˌi/ (Show IPA),
Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.
Origin of feria
1850-55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g. secunda fēria second day, Monday); in L only plural fēriae holidays; see fair2
Related forms
ferial, adjective


[fe-ryah; English fer-ee-uh] /ˈfɛ ryɑ; English ˈfɛr i ə/
noun, plural ferias
[fe-ryahs; English fer-ee-uh z] /ˈfɛ ryɑs; English ˈfɛr i əz/ (Show IPA).
a local festival or fair in Spain or Spanish America, usually held in honor of a patron saint. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for feria
Historical Examples
  • In the evening, from eight till one, the feria is perfect Fairyland.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • It is the seguidilla, with its gracious memories, which gives life to the feria.

    Things seen in Spain C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • We can picture the future genius of Seville, standing in the market of the feria, exposing his pictures for sale.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • He might stay forever at the feria, and never be heard of beyond Seville.

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
  • During the three days of the feria, the hotel charges are doubled, and in some cases trebled.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • What a contrast to painting in the feria, and living in a garret!

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
  • In that case the sacrifice announced among them as a feria or a pilgrimage is usually announced among the Christians.

  • It is bad form not to go to the feria once at least in a carriage.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • Secundum primam regulam fratres feria quarta et sexta et per licentiam beati Francisci feria secunda et sabbato jejunabant.

  • The Duke of feria was one of Philip's most trusted ministers.

British Dictionary definitions for feria


noun (pl) -rias, -riae (-rɪˌiː)
(RC Church) a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals
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