Definition of centennial
: a 100th anniversary or its celebration
centenniallyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of centennial from the Web
The latter is celebrating its centennial with a redesign of the Synchron, one of its more beloved and forward-thinking styles.
As the opera prepares for its centennial, the board has extended the contracts for its two top leadership roles.
Trump is in Paris, at President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation, to mark the centennial of the arrival of U.S. troops in France in World War I at Bastille Day on Friday.
This is the 25th anniversary of the community celebration as well as the club’s 80th year in Ramona and Rotary International Foundation’s centennial, so the club promises more fireworks to its 2017 skyshow and more family activities, food, and fun.
Langley held the Mars Ice Challenge as part of its centennial celebrations.
The group hopes to have their dream actualized by August 2020, the centennial of women suffrage in the United States.
Weathering the storm: Two summers ago, rain deluged the Patrons of the Prado’s outdoor Balboa Park setting only hours before the start of its centennial dinner celebration.
Thelonious Monk’s 100th Birthday To commemorate Monk’s centennial, SFJAZZ presents three performances celebrating his legacy.
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Origin and Etymology of centennial
Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial)
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
CENTENNIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centennial for English Language Learners
: the 100th anniversary of something (such as an important event)
CENTENNIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of centennial for Students
: a 100th anniversary or a celebration of it
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