quadrennial

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin quadriennial (four-year period), from quattuor (four) + annus (year).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkwɒˈdɹɛn.i.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkwɑˈdɹɛniəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɑdɹɛnɪəl

AdjectiveEdit

quadrennial

  1. Happening every four years.
    1852, Millard Fillmore, State of the Union Address
    The quadrennial election of Chief Magistrate has passed off with less than the usual excitement.
  2. Lasting for four years.

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Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 19:08