Adjective "quincentennial" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kwɪnsɛnˈtɛnɪəl/

Definitions and examples

noun

The five-hundredth anniversary of a significant event; a quincentenary.
  1. 'Portugal is all too keen to exploit the quincentennial for a glorious reassertion of its place within the European Community which has kept it at the margins for centuries.'

adjective

Relating to a five-hundredth anniversary; quincentenary.

    Definitions

    1. pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "celebrations can be quincentennial."

    Origin

    Late 19th century: from Latin quinque ‘five’ + centennial.