See also: quinceanera

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quinceañera dresses parading in Mexico City

Borrowed from Spanish quinceañera (literally fifteen-year-old), feminine of quinceañero, from quince años (fifteen years) + -ero.

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɪnseɪ.ənˈjɛɹə/, /ˌkɪnsənˈjɛɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹə

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quinceañera (plural quinceañeras)

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

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Etymology edit

From quince años (fifteen years) +‎ -era, with implied fiesta (party) when referring to the celebration.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˌkinθeaˈɲeɾa/ [ˌkĩn̟.θe.aˈɲe.ɾa]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˌkinseaˈɲeɾa/ [ˌkĩˈɲe.ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -eɾa
  • Syllabification: quin‧ce‧a‧ñe‧ra

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quinceañera f (plural quinceañeras)

  1. female equivalent of quinceañero: fifteen-year-old (girl)
  2. (Latin America, chiefly Mexico and US, only in the feminine) quinceañera (fifteenth birthday celebration for a young woman)
    Synonyms: fiesta de quince años, fiesta de quince, quinceaños

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