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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.]
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n, pl -naries
a 400th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
[C19: from Latin quater four times + centenary]
quatercentennial adj, n
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(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]
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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)
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[ˌkwɒtəsenˈtiːnərɪ] Ncuarto centenario m
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n (also quatercentenary celebrations)Vierhundertjahrfeier f; (= anniversary)vierhundertster Jahrestag
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The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is the only centrally organized public-private partnership with an African nation commemorating the quatercentenary of the arrival of African people in the United States.
The Shakespeare Quatercentenary of 1964 opened the door to many little-known and, in some cases, still-unperformed plays, among them Twelfth Night.
William Shakespeare's Sonnets for the First Time Globally Reprinted: A Quatercentenary Anthology (With a DVD).
Although Shakespeare and Beaumont shared a quatercentenary year in 2016, Shakespeare received a disproportionate level of attention while Beaumont barely received any coverage at all.
The quatercentenary celebrations in 1917 were a grim affair in which imperial Germany held up Luther as an icon of its struggle.
David Bintley's new ballet The Tempest, created for Birmingham Royal Ballet in honour of Shakespeare's quatercentenary, is a beautifully-composed piece with a decided sparkle and a great deal of vivid action which gives it a populist appeal.
BIRMINGHAM Royal Ballet kicks off its new season by paying tribute to Shakespeare in the quatercentenary year of his death with the world premiere of a new ballet derived from The Tempest.
Her current research is concerned with both the presence of aging and disability in contemporary English narrative and the commemorative acts of Shakespeare's quatercentenary.
We need the tangible, the authentic--which is why, in their absence, the town of Stratford-upon-Avon felt the need to conjure up both the birthplace and the home of the great national playwright whose quatercentenary is being celebrated this year.
The 2005 quatercentenary celebrations of Browne's birth generated two complementary essay collections that offer authoritative treatments of a full range of Browne's writings and their influence both in his time and over the centuries since: Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed, ed.
References to scriptural text are from the King James Version (1611), reprinted as The Holy Bible, Quatercentenary Edition, ed.
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.