tri·​en·​ni·​al | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈe-nē-əl How to pronounce triennial (audio) \

Definition of triennial

1 : occurring or being done every three years the triennial convention
2 : consisting of or lasting for three years a triennial contract

Other Words from triennial

triennial noun
triennially \ (ˌ)trī-​ˈe-​nē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce triennial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of triennial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 100 artists will be featured at dozens of Northeast Ohio venues as a part of this international triennial exhibition, first held in 2018. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 14 July 2022 The museum's triennial competition, now in its 16th year, says Bey, has become a force in the art world for expanding representation, giving emphasis to the portrayal of marginalized communities. Diane Bernard, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 July 2022 They will be awarded $25,000 in career-building stipends, plus money for research trips, and career-development services from triennial staff and partnering institutions. Steven Litt, cleveland, 3 July 2022 Since 2011, the W.S.C. has conducted a triennial survey of those members about container loss, and concluded, in 2020, that, on average, 1,382 containers go overboard each year. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The Outwin, the National Portrait Gallery’s triennial portrait show, gives us a galaxy of distinct American personalities. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 June 2022 The Summit of the Americas, a triennial gathering of regional leaders from Alaska to Patagonia that the US is hosting for the first time since 1994, is the Biden's administration strongest effort to push the US agenda in the Western Hemisphere. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 8 June 2022 The triennial design extravaganza, where the work of 18 interior designers from Connecticut and New York will be on display, will run from June 4-26 at 51 Brookside Boulevard in West Hartford. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 30 May 2022 Keith and partner Diana Nawi are the first team of women to organize the triennial exhibition that showcases art in various museums and public spaces around the city. CBS News, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of triennial

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Triennial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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