Definition of bicentennial in English:


Syllabification: bi·cen·ten·ni·al
Pronunciation: /ˌbīsenˈtenēəl


  • 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.


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  • Of or 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.

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