Definition of tricentennial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrīsenˈtenēəl/


The three-hundredth anniversary of a significant event.
Example sentences
  • Mobile is in the midst of celebrating its tricentennial, three hundred years that make it Alabama's oldest city.
  • The U.S. Army abandoned its use in 1819, but it has risen again in a ten-building reconstruction near Northwestern State University that opened in 1982 as part of Louisiana's tricentennial.
  • But the tricentennial, in 1792, occasioned sermons, toasts, and parades from New York to Boston.


Relating to a three-hundredth anniversary: the tricentennial year
More example sentences
  • The newly re-created Amber Room opened to the public in June 2003 for the tricentennial celebration of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad).
  • The two companion monuments, one on each side of the Detroit River, will be dedicated in October as a crescendo to Detroit's yearlong, binational tricentennial celebration.
  • We have a long road ahead of us, but think of what could be here at Hakalau Forest for the Refuge System's tricentennial celebration!

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Syllabification: tri·cen·ten·ni·al

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