Definition of tricentennial in English:



  • The three-hundredth anniversary of a significant event.

    • ‘Mobile is in the midst of celebrating its tricentennial, three hundred years that make it Alabama's oldest city.’
    • ‘But the tricentennial, in 1792, occasioned sermons, toasts, and parades from New York to Boston.’
    • ‘So what are we to celebrate in our tricentennial?’
    • ‘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.’


  • Relating to a three-hundredth anniversary.

    ‘the tricentennial year’
    • ‘Two decades into the third century of that experiment, it is no longer clear that the tricentennial anniversary of the Declaration of Independence will take place in a country living in continuity with its moral-cultural roots.’
    • ‘The newly re-created Amber Room opened to the public in June 2003 for the tricentennial celebration of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad).’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘In the 1980s the Rembrandt Research Project, founded during the Rembrandt tricentennial celebrations of 1969, became the most public of art historical endeavors.’
    • ‘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.’