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bicentenary

[ bahy-sen-ten-uh-ree, bahy-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British bahy-sen-tee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˌbaɪ sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, baɪˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌbaɪ sɛnˈti nə ri /
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adjective, noun, plural bi·cen·ten·ar·ies.Chiefly British.
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Origin of bicentenary

First recorded in 1860–65; bi-1 + centenary
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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
marking a 200th anniversary
occurring every 200 years
lasting 200 years
noun plural -naries
a 200th anniversary
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