triannual

[ trahy-an-yoo-uh l ]
/ traɪˈæn yu əl /

adjective

done, occurring, issued, etc., three times a year.

noun

a triannual publication, contest, etc.

Origin of triannual

First recorded in 1630–40; tri- + annual
Related formstri·an·nu·al·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for triannual

triannual


adj.

1630s, from tri- + annual. Related: Triannually.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper