quadrennium

noun
qua·dren·ni·um | \kwä-ˈdre-nē-əm \
plural quadrenniums or quadrennia\kwä-ˈdre-nē-ə \

Definition of quadrennium 

: a period of four years

First Known Use of quadrennium

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quadrennium

Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year — more at annual

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about quadrennium

Share quadrennium

Statistics for quadrennium

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for quadrennium

The first known use of quadrennium was in 1754

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on quadrennium

See words that rhyme with quadrennium

Comments on quadrennium

What made you want to look up quadrennium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!