bicentenary bicentenary  /baɪ ˈsɛn tɪ ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  2. (adj) of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There were occasions on which it flew prolifically, such as the 1988 national bicentenary celebrations or the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  2. Though biographies of George Washington have been written in abundance, many details of his life have not been widely known until this year, bicentenary of his birthday.
  3. A series of bicentenary exhibitions across France seeks the man behind the Master whose inner world of ambiguity and paradox continues to mystify.

News

  1. Take that, dragon: Siegfried blasts Fafner for Wagner's 200th

    By Michael Roddy BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - It was bound to happen in a staging of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle someday, but few would have expected that in Wagner's own opera house in his bicentenary year his hero Siegfried would kill the fierce dragon Fafner with a machinegun instead of a magic sword. Crocodiles also copulated on stage during the love duet between Brunnhilde and Siegfried ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Oil-themed Wagner 'Ring' catching fire for his 200th

    By Michael Roddy BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - An oil-themed staging of Richard Wagner's famous "Ring" cycle for his bicentenary year in the opera house he built in Bayreuth showed signs on Saturday of defying predictions it would be a disaster that might even bring down the house. English soprano Catherine Foster, who was making her Bayreuth debut in "Die Walkure" as Brunnhilde, the first ...
    on July 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I believe the bicentenary offers us a chance not just to say how profoundly shameful the slave trade was - how we condemn its existence utterly and praise those who fought for its abolition - but also to express our deep sorrow that it could ever...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Tony Blair Source: USA Today

  2. "When the idea was proposed two years ago to organise an exhibition in honor of Chopin's bicentenary, we decided to explore the relationship between his music and painting, stressing the 'blue note' that George Sand and Delacroix said they heard in...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: St Jerome Source: AFP

  3. Professor Leroi said: "I'm delighted that two such renowned Darwin experts are launching 'Darwin's Sacred Cause' at Imperial during the week of international celebrations of his bicentenary. The event promises to be an evening of lively debate,...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Armand Marie Leroi Source: News-Medical.net

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