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

Other Words from bicentennial

bicentennial adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web And within French fashion, Louis Vuitton — currently celebrating the bicentennial of its namesake founder — is a tentpole brand, and the engine of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Though his career at Today would only last two years, Hartz spoke to numerous iconic moments in American history in that time, including President Richard Nixon's resignation, the end of the Vietnam War and the American bicentennial. Hattie Lindert,, 24 Apr. 2022 Cincinnati was celebrating its bicentennial the last time the Bengals had a season like this. The Enquirer, 28 Apr. 2022 Historic New Richmond celebrates Grant's birthday every year, but officials are going all out for the bicentennial. Erin Glynn, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2022 In nearby Angels Gate Park, the 17-ton Korean Friendship Bell, a gift from South Korea for the U.S. bicentennial, sits beneath a pavilion amid a wide lawn with arguably the best picnicking and kite-flying opportunities in L.A. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 This year marks the bicentennial of their revolution against the Ottoman Empire, a decadelong war in which a small population fought against overwhelming odds to become the first relatively independent European nation to emerge in the 19th century. David Mason, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Fort McHenry’s two groves were originally planted by hundreds of Baltimore schoolchildren in 1931, to commemorate the bicentennial of President George Washington’s birth. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 25 Mar. 2022 This year, Auburn is honoring the bicentennial of Tubman’s birth with special events, such as exhibits and lectures. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bicentennial

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Bicentennial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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