qua·​ter·​cen·​te·​na·​ry ˌkwä-tər-sen-ˈte-nə-rē How to pronounce quatercentenary (audio) -ˈsen-tə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce quatercentenary (audio)
: a 400th anniversary or its celebration

Word History


Latin quater four times + English centenary — more at quaternion

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quatercentenary was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Quatercentenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quatercentenary. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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