post·​mil·​len·​ni·​al ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-əl How to pronounce postmillennial (audio)
: coming after or relating to the period after the millennium
: holding or relating to postmillennialism

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kéré’s fame grew considerably whenhe designed the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, a temporary summer art gallery that each year since the program began in 2000 has served as a postmillennial bellwether of the profession’s up-and-coming talent. Noel Stevens, The New York Review of Books, 21 Jan. 2023 Lil Nas X, Kane Brown and Blanco Brown — all of them are doing something that’s very much a kind of millennial or postmillennial moment. Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2019 Interwoven with all this is a postmillennial love story. N. K. Jemisin, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2015 The Go Team’s ongoing dissection of postmillennial sonic overload skews sweet and surreal on Rolling Blackouts, the U.K. pop-hop collective’s addictive third — and possibly final — record. Scott Thill, WIRED, 31 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of postmillennial was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Postmillennial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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