siesta
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /siˈɛstə/
  • (GA) IPA: /siˈɛstə/
Noun

siesta (plural siestas)

  1. A nap, especially an afternoon one taken after lunch in some cultures.
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
      One humid afternoon a visitor did arrive to disturb Rottcodd as he lay deeply hammocked, for his siesta was broken sharply by a rattling of the door handle […]
Synonyms Translations Verb

siesta (siestas, present participle siestaing; past and past participle siestaed)

  1. (intransitive) to take a siesta; to nap.
Synonyms
  • siest



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