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[kwin-sen-ten-uh-ree, kwin-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwin-sen-tee-nuh-ree] /ˌkwɪn sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, kwɪnˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌkwɪn sɛnˈti nə ri/
noun, plural quincentenaries.
a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
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  • Honoring the quincentenary at a waterside reception.
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noun (pl) -naries
a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
Derived Forms
quincentennial (ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtɛnɪəl) adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary
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