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sobremesa  

      sf  
1    (=después de comer)   sitting on after a meal  
estar de sobremesa      to sit round the table after lunch/dinner  
conversación de sobremesa      table talk  
charla de sobremesa      after-dinner speech  
orador de sobremesa      after-dinner speaker  
programa de sobremesa        (TV)   afternoon programme  
un cigarro de sobremesa      an after-lunch/dinner cigar  
hablaremos de eso en la sobremesa      we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner  
2    lámpara de sobremesa      table lamp  
ordenador de sobremesa      desktop computer  
3    (=mantel)   table cover, tablecloth
4    (=postre)   dessert  
SOBREMESA     
After the main meal of the day, which usually takes place at around 2 or 3 p.m., the Spanish often linger on at table drinking coffee and/or liqueurs and chatting, playing cards or watching TV before returning to work later in the afternoon. While estar de sobremesa is also occasionally applied to the period after the evening meal, it is more usually taken to mean after lunch, and the sobremesa time band used in TV programme listings applies only to between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m.  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
orador de sobremesa exp.
after-dinner speaker

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
after-dinner speech
exp.
table lamp
nf.
desktop publishing
exp.
afternoon programme
[Media]
exp.
desktop computer
exp.
table talk
exp.
to sit round the table after lunch/dinner
exp.
an after-lunch/dinner cigar
exp.
we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner
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'sobremesa' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
adj.
de sobremesa
exp.
discurso de sobremesa
n.
la conversación de sobremesa

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