quinceañera

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish quinceañera.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkinsənˌjɛɚa/

Noun[edit]

quinceañera (plural quinceañeras)

  1. The fifteenth birthday and particularly the celebration and ceremony surrounding it for a young woman.
    • 1987, Texas Monthly:
      Any given night will find moms with their shoulders mounded with chrysanthemums and daughters decked out in quinceañera lace.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of quinceañero

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kin.θe.aˈɲe.ɾa/

Noun[edit]

quinceañera f (plural quinceañeras, masculine quinceañero)

  1. feminine form of quinceañero, fifteen-year-old
  2. (Mexico, US) the fifteenth birthday, and particularly the celebration and ceremony surrounding it for a young woman

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