quadricentennial

noun
quad·​ri·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al | \ ˌkwä-drə-sen-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce quadricentennial (audio) \

Definition of quadricentennial

: a 400th anniversary or its celebration

Examples of quadricentennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of quadricentennial

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Quadricentennial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadricentennial. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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