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 (kwŏt′ər-sĕn-tĕn′ə-rē, -sĕn′tə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. qua·ter·cen·ten·a·ries
A quadricentennial.

[Latin quater, four times; see quaternary + centenary.]


n, pl -naries
a 400th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
[C19: from Latin quater four times + centenary]
quatercentennial adj, n


(ˌkwɒt ər sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, -ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; esp. Brit. ˌkwɒt ər sɛnˈti nə ri)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a 400th anniversary or its celebration.
2. pertaining to or marking a period of 400 years.
[1880–85; < Latin quater four times + centenary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quatercentenary - the 400th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)


[ˌkwɒtəsenˈtiːnərɪ] Ncuarto centenario m


n (also quatercentenary celebrations)Vierhundertjahrfeier f; (= anniversary)vierhundertster Jahrestag
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Part of a series on the Croce Quatercentenary Edition, "Giovanni Croce: First Book of Motets for Eight Voices and Organ" was begun to be edited by Michael Procter (died May 3, 2012) and finished by Richard Charteris, Emeritus Professor in Historical Musicology at the University of Sydney) with assistance of Michael Procter.
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra are due to visit to open new extension to Marischal College as part of its Quatercentenary celebrations and Aberdeen City Police face a huge security headache.
The subject of many exhibitions on the quatercentenary of his death last year, this painter's work forms the centrepiece of a show, 'Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome' (see Apollo's October issue), already seen at the National Gallery of Canada and now in Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum.
Wes Folkerth has argued that, in 1964, the Beatles' performance worked counterhistorically, in counterpoint to pious Shakespearean quatercentenary commemorations: "the Beatles' television skit anticipates a large-scale transformation in the forms of adoration commonly associated with Shakespeare in contemporary mass culture, from the august object of bardolatry to a figure more our contemporary, like the Beatles themselves.
IT'S Kilkenny's quatercentenary this year (that's 400th anniversary in plain English), and there are few nicer ways to celebrate than to enjoy the Savour Kilkenny food festival which will run over next weekend, from October 23-26.
1) Behind the white walls of the artificial and temporary city built on the shores of Lake Michigan, exhibits revealed the twin goals of the event: to celebrate the quatercentenary of the "discovery" of the Americas and to educate the visitors about modern city life.
This year marks the quatercentenary of the Dutch arrival in Australia, when the ship Duyfken made landfall off Western Australia.
Coertze in 1945, no fewer than 33 Afrikaans translations of Shakespeare plays have appeared in South Africa, with a concentration of efforts in the late 1960s and early 1970s to celebrate the quatercentenary of the Bard's birth (cf Kruger 2000).