bicentennial

noun
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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Aurora, Indiana celebrates its bicentennial this year. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Is the Victory Bell Bowl still a rivalry? UC has dominated Miami.," 12 Sep. 2019 Fifty-five years ago, in 1964 Westminster celebrated its bicentennial. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Dayhoff: Westminster had electricity, and a yellow light, in 1964 but much has changed since," 7 Sep. 2019 The governor spoke to reporters this morning after a ceremony about the state’s bicentennial at the Archives and History building in Montgomery. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Gov. Kay Ivey says ‘Heavens no,’ she won’t resign over 1967 blackface skit," 3 Sep. 2019 May there be a bracing aroma of brine in the air in honor of your bicentennial, Mr. Melville. Colin Fleming, Washington Post, "Celebrating Herman Melville, the poet," 26 Aug. 2019 Skip to main content Alabama Montgomery: Two new books have been published to coincide with the state’s bicentennial celebration. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 To learn more about our state’s bicentennial celebrations, visit alabama200.org. al, "Serve a meal inspired by Alabama’s 200-year history," 20 Aug. 2019 From reenactments of a 1920 pageant skits to a citywide art competition, here's what to expect for the yearlong bicentennial celebration. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "200 years of Indianapolis: An early look at next year's bicentennial celebration," 25 July 2019 At the bicentennial in 1976, President Gerald Ford spoke to a crowd in Philadelphia. NBC News, "Buttigieg rolls out new public service plan," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of bicentennial

1848, in the meaning defined above

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bicentennial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bicentennial

US : a 200th anniversary or its celebration

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