Definition of bicentennial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbīsənˈtenēəl/


The two-hundredth anniversary of a significant event: last year’s commemoration of the bicentennial of Mozart’s birth
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  • This year is the bicentennial of the birth of Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the most famous political commentators about America.
  • Two bicentennials are being celebrated in Saint Louis this year - the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • The committee wants something more significant and they want it during this year, the bicentennial of the revolution, an event recognized by the United Nations.


Relating to a two-hundredth anniversary: the bicentennial celebrations
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  • Both are avid Revolutionary War re-enactors, participating in our nation's bicentennial celebration and now the 225th anniversary as well.
  • A huge amount of literature exists on the history of the Military Academy, punctuated recently by the appearance of a significant new work whose publication marks that institution's bicentennial celebration.
  • It also set a new world record for a non-stop run for steam by hauling a train for 422 miles when it toured Australia, where it played a key role in the country's bicentennial celebrations in 1988 and 1989.

Words that rhyme with bicentennial

biennial, centennial, decennial, millennial, perennial, Tenniel, triennial

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Syllabification: bi·cen·ten·ni·al

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