[ sem-ee-sen-ten-ee-uhl, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i sɛnˈtɛn i əl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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of or relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
a fiftieth anniversary.
the celebration of this anniversary.
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British Dictionary definitions for semicentennial
/ (ˌsɛmɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl) /
(prenominal) of or relating to the 50th anniversary of some event
occurring once every 50 years
a 50th anniversary
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