quin·​cen·​te·​na·​ry | \ ˌkwin-sen-ˈte-nə-rē How to pronounce quincentenary (audio) , -ˈsen-tə-ˌner-ē, especially British -sen-ˈtē-nə-rē How to pronounce quincentenary (audio) \

Definition of quincentenary

: a 500th anniversary or its celebration

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Other Words from quincentenary

quincentenary adjective

Examples of quincentenary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other quincentenary shows are set for England and France next year. John Hooper, WSJ, "Exhibits Mark 500 Years of Leonardo da Vinci, the Original Renaissance Man," 31 Oct. 2018 Leonardo’s quincentenary isn't just an opportunity to reassess his genius but, with the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death in 2020, the start of two years in which to ponder the Renaissance. John Hooper, WSJ, "Exhibits Mark 500 Years of Leonardo da Vinci, the Original Renaissance Man," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of quincentenary

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quincentenary

Latin quinque five + English centenary

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The first known use of quincentenary was in 1879

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“Quincentenary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quincentenary. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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