quad·​ri·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al ˌkwä-drə-sen-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce quadricentennial (audio)
: a 400th anniversary or its celebration

Examples of quadricentennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web August brings festivals to the city, this year celebrating its quadricentennial with events that highlight its history and seafaring heritage. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 27 Apr. 2023 Near the time of the Columbus quadricentennial in 1892, the Columbian Exhibition at the World’s Fair in Chicago was a sensation. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quadricentennial was in 1882

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“Quadricentennial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadricentennial. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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