Definition of quincentenary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkwinsenˈtenərē/

noun& adjective

Another term for quincentennial.
Example sentences
  • The quincentenary is a significant public event and the Royal Mail has a tradition of recognising significant institutions who have contributed to the public good.
  • Many books, published just before the quincentenary of Columbus's arrival in this continent in 1492, ignore the destructive influence of Columbus's arrival.
  • The series goes a long way toward explaining, if inadvertently, why the quincentenary turned into a fiasco.

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Syllabification: quin·cen·ten·ar·y

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