bicentenary

[ bahy-sen-ten-uh-ree, bahy-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British bahy-sen-tee-nuh-ree ]

adjective, noun,plural bi·cen·ten·ar·ies.Chiefly British.

Origin of bicentenary

1
First recorded in 1860–65; bi-1 + centenary

Words Nearby bicentenary

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How to use bicentenary in a sentence

  • Above her the elms, thinned of their leaf-crowns, arch their bicentenary heads; the flooded meadow flashes argent on either hand.

    Doctor Cupid | Rhoda Broughton

British Dictionary definitions for bicentenary

bicentenary

US bicentennial (ˌbaɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl)

/ (ˌbaɪsɛnˈtiːnərɪ) /


adjective
  1. marking a 200th anniversary

  2. occurring every 200 years

  1. lasting 200 years

nounplural -naries
  1. a 200th anniversary

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