[ kwin-sen-ten-uh-ree, kwin-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwin-sen-tee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˌkwɪn sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, kwɪnˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌkwɪn sɛnˈti nə ri /
noun, plural quin·cen·ten·ar·ies.
a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
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Examples from the Web for quincentenary
Well, she has just accepted the role of Patron of the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival.
The whole world celebrated the quincentenary of his martyr death.The Religious Spirit of the Slavs (1916)|Nikolai Velimirovic
British Dictionary definitions for quincentenary
/ (ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtiːnərɪ) /
noun plural -naries
a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
Derived Formsquincentennial (ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtɛnɪəl), adjective, noun
Word Origin for quincentenary
C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary
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