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One entry found for anniversary.
Main Entry: an·ni·ver·sa·ry
Pronunciation: secondarystressan-schwa-primarystressvschwars-(schwa-)remacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ries
Etymology: Middle English anniversarie "anniversary," from Latin anniversarium (same meaning), literally "turning of the year," from annus "year" and versus "turned," from vertere "to turn" --related to CONVERSE, UNIVERSE, VERSATILE
1 a : the annual return of the date of a special event b : a date that follows such an event by a specified period of time <the 6-month anniversary of the accident>
2 : the celebration of an anniversary

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