sesquicentennial

[ ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uhl ]

adjective
  1. pertaining to or marking the completion of a period of 150 years.

noun
  1. a 150th anniversary or its celebration.

Origin of sesquicentennial

1
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; sesqui- + centennial

Other words from sesquicentennial

  • ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby sesquicentennial

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British Dictionary definitions for sesquicentennial

sesquicentennial

/ (ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to a period of 150 years

noun
  1. a period or cycle of 150 years

  2. a 150th anniversary or its celebration

Derived forms of sesquicentennial

  • sesquicentennially, adverb

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