sesquicentennial

noun

ses·​qui·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al ˌse-skwi-sen-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce sesquicentennial (audio)
: a 150th anniversary or its celebration
sesquicentennial adjective

Examples of sesquicentennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eastern Market, named a national historic landmark in 1971, is still bustling today, with food vendors and a weekend flea market, and celebrates its sesquicentennial with three days of events. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 The apple is a tribute to the city's apple-growing history and community spirit and a perfect tie to the sesquicentennial, according to a news release. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 8 July 2023 In today’s retail climate, department store birthdays are far from guaranteed, and yet Bloomingdale’s, a seasoned outlier, is celebrating its sesquicentennial. Caitie Kelly Caitie Kelly Kurt Soller Ellie Pithers Jameson Montgomery, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2022 The comprehensive and visually rich exhibition catalogue extends an exquisite show at New York’s Grolier Club last fall that Stetz and her partner Mark Samuels Lasner co-curated for the sesquicentennial of Beardsley’s birth. Colton Valentine, The New Yorker, 13 Feb. 2023 The public library will host several activities throughout the year to celebrate the sesquicentennial. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 4 Feb. 2023 Kohler will continue to celebrate its sesquicentennial throughout the year with a series of special events and pop-up activations that pay homage to the company’s unique 150-year heritage. Hollyanna McCollom, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Feb. 2023 Society members earmarked the bell for the town historical museum, which did not yet exist but seemed like a near-future possibility as the village marked its sesquicentennial in 1986. Paul Eisenberg, Chicago Tribune, 12 Jan. 2023 Kevin Costner is your guide in this new four-part special marking the sesquicentennial of Yellowstone National Park. cleveland, 20 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sesquicentennial was in 1880

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“Sesquicentennial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesquicentennial. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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sesquicentennial

noun
ses·​qui·​cen·​ten·​ni·​al ˌses-kwi-sen-ˈten-ē-əl How to pronounce sesquicentennial (audio)
: a 150th anniversary or its celebration
sesquicentennial adjective
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