sep·​ten·​ni·​al sep-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce septennial (audio)
: occurring or being done every seven years
: consisting of or lasting for seven years
septennially adverb

Examples of septennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former English schoolkids, tracked by this septennial doc since age 7, are now using the medium to promote their interests. Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Oct. 2006

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Word History


Late Latin septennium period of seven years, from Latin septem + -ennium (as in biennium)

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of septennial was in 1640

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“Septennial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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