bi·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)sen-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce bicentennial (audio) \

Definition of bicentennial

: a 200th anniversary or its celebration

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The museum’s neoclassical building, now in shambles, had recently celebrated its bicentennial. Diogo Costa And Leandro Narloch, WSJ, "Dereliction and Destruction," 5 Sep. 2018 Initiatives such as an expanding bus rapid transit network, a new Cultural Trail, and a 2020 plan for the city’s bicentennial focused on reviving key neighborhoods, suggest a city focused on equity and quality-of-life issues. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Big cities courting big tech helped define 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 About 200 years later, a recreation of it opened just in time for the bicentennial. Juliet Izon, Country Living, "7 Patriotic Sights to Take In on the Ultimate Philadelphia Road Trip," 15 Nov. 2018 The bicentennial in 1976 tapped into latent patriotism and led to a new wave of preservation and protection. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rethinking the modern house museum," 12 Oct. 2018 May 5 marks the bicentennial of Karl Marx, who set the stage with his philosophy for the greatest ideological massacres in history. Paul Kengor, WSJ, "Marx’s Apologists Should Be Red in the Face," 3 May 2018 The wood was salvaged from a European copper beech tree that was brought to America in 1820 to honor the bicentennial of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock. Chris R. Vaccaro, New York Times, "The Return of the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma," 5 July 2018 Organizers of the parade wanted to pay homage to Illinois’ bicentennial that recognizes the year Illinois became a state in 1818, Darch said. Todd Shields,, "Days-long Fourth of July Fest turns holiday into community affair for Barrington," 2 July 2018 Cheviot's bicentennial is the theme of this year's Harvest Home Fair. Justin Reutter,, "Ewe won't believe how Cheviot is celebrating its baaah-centennial," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of bicentennial

1848, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bicentennial

US : a 200th anniversary or its celebration

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