Definition of sesquicentennial in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl/


Relating to a sesquicentenary: as the town’s sesquicentennial celebrations get under way
More example sentences
  • The University of Michigan Medical School this year celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary.
  • Renovation and redecoration of church property was followed by an elaborate sesquicentennial celebration.
  • Thus it was that I wound up postponing my degree and staying a fifth year to edit the sesquicentennial edition of the university's yearbook.


A sesquicentenary: the Texas Sesquicentennial was just two years away
More example sentences
  • Without doubt they will respond again to the call to celebrate the sesquicentennial on 16 December 2000.
  • The sesquicentennial of the Great Famine also took on special importance on account of the contemporary political contexts in which it occurred.
  • That the sesquicentennial of the potato famine would be the occasion for a reassertion of Irish consciousness is not surprising.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.