from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An evening party, a soirée, especially in Spain.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish tertulia.


  • I am able to report confidently, however, that it is a species of salon and that it is said to be called a tertulia because of the former habit in the guests, and no doubt the hostess, of quoting the poet Tertullian.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The Premio Pablo Rido is awarded by La tertulia Madrileña de literature fantástica TerMa, a club for lovers of fantastic literature.

    Science Fiction Awards Watch » Blog Archive » Premio Pablo Rido

  • Los muebles de caoba perpetúan entre la indecisión del brocado su tertulia de siempre.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • The tertulia s attracted less interest than Sebastián might have hoped.

    His Way Works

  • Prior to the election, in fact, Sebastián, who is not a member of the Socialist Party, ran a sort of economic tertulia, or salon, for independent economists out of a flat on Calle Ferraz near party headquarters.

    His Way Works

  • It is after this hour that the tertulia, that peculiarly Spanish function, begins, but how long it lasts or just what it is I do not know.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The patio is the place of that peculiarly Spanish rite, the tertulia, and the family nightly meets its next of kin and then its nearer and farther friends there with that Latin regularity which may also be monotony.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • It is of various constituents, according as it is a fashionable, a literary, or an artistic tertulia, or all three with an infusion of science.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The song and the dance, the pointed epigram and witty repartee, all the varied resourccs which Spaniards know so well how to bring into play, and which render a Spanish _tertulia_ so agreeable, had been in turn resorted to.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • From hence each person retires to his own _tertulia_ for the evening, and thus ends a day wholly consecrated to pleasure.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Tertulia is the most fantastic word which I discovered while living in Spain. Tertulia is a casual gathering of a group of people to discuss a topic of passion. You can have a tertulia about anything--just gather people who share your passion and start talking...serve some food too!

    July 7, 2009

  • A check on the internet finds

    Appointments of interesting kinds:

    A postponed tertulia

    For those with abulia

    Who never can make up their minds.

    January 21, 2016