follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

fiesta

[fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah] /fiˈɛs tə; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑ/
noun, plural fiestas
[fee-es-tuh z; Spanish fyes-tahs] /fiˈɛs təz; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
any festival or festive celebration.
2.
(in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin fēsta; see feast
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fiesta
  • The three-day fiesta is a celebration dedicated to fond memories of the departed.
  • Come the weekend, salsa and merengue bands turn the place into one big street fiesta.
  • Immersive fiesta decor and a boisterous bar add to the party atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for fiesta

fiesta

/fɪˈɛstə; Spanish ˈfjesta/
noun
1.
a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint's day
2.
a holiday or carnival
Word Origin
Spanish, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival; see feast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fiesta
n.

1844, Spanish, literally "feast" (see feast (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fiesta

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fiesta

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with fiesta