ses·​qui·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al | \ ˌse-skwi-sen-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce sesquicentennial (audio) \

Definition of sesquicentennial

: a 150th anniversary or its celebration

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sesquicentennial adjective

Examples of sesquicentennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, many who love Yosemite have taken its sesquicentennial as an opportunity to continue improving upon the park. Erin Berger, Outside Online, 30 June 2014 The choir, which marked its sesquicentennial in October 2020, won its first Grammy earlier this year for Best Roots Gospel Album. Travis Levius, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Dec. 2021 So how else would First Presbyterian Church mark its sesquicentennial than to find new ways to help Salt Lake City’s less fortunate? The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2021 There's also a time capsule near Lake George that was buried in 2006 in celebration of the city's sesquicentennial. Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Hard Hittin’ Lemonade, to mark the sesquicentennial of the incorporation of New Britain as a city. Susan Dunne,, 19 July 2021 Curry may return to Utah next year to celebrate St. Mark's Cathedral's sesquicentennial. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 July 2021 This year’s event lighting the sky atop Red Mountain coincides with Birmingham’s sesquicentennial. al, 5 May 2021 Then, in 1987, Washington sponsored another year’s worth of events for the sesquicentennial of Chicago becoming a city, complete with a birthday cake. Liam Ford,, 4 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sesquicentennial

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Sesquicentennial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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