sobremesa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish sobremesa.

Noun[edit]

sobremesa (plural sobremesas)

  1. Time spent at the table after eating; the habit of relaxing at the table after a heavy meal.
    • 2010, Drew Launay, The Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanish, Oval Projects (→ISBN)
      A lackadaisical attitude to time explains the sobremesa—the time after lunch when everyone has finished eating but no-one wants to get up and leave. Sitting around the table chatting and drinking coffee or brandy or patxarán (a sloe liqueur from the Basque country) is the solution.
    • 2013, Frederick Luis Aldama, Ilan Stavans, ¡Muy Pop!, University of Michigan Press (→ISBN), page 106:
      The figure presiding continues in this function during the sobremesa, that is, the time spent lingering and chatting after the meal. It's perhaps significant that in English there is no specific word for sobremesa.

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Portuguese[edit]

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sobremesa

Etymology[edit]

Sobre (above) +‎ mesa (table).

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Noun[edit]

sobremesa f (plural sobremesas)

  1. dessert (sweet confection served as the last course of a meal)
    Synonym: sobrepasto
    Coordinate terms: antepasto, prato principal
  2. (figuratively) the last event in a series of good events

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sobre- +‎ mesa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sobɾeˈmesa/, [so.β̞ɾeˈme.sa]

Noun[edit]

sobremesa f (plural sobremesas)

  1. tablecloth
  2. sobremesa (time spent at the table after eating)
  3. (computing) desktop
    un ordenador de sobremesaa desktop computer
  4. (obsolete) dessert
    Synonyms: dulce, postre

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  • English: sobremesa

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