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Mar 2, 2012
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jubilee

PRONUNCIATION:
(JOO-bih-lee, -LEE)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A special anniversary of an event, especially a 50th anniversary.
2. Rejoicing or celebration.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, Latin, and Greek from Hebrew yobel (ram, ram's horn trumpet). Traditionally a jubilee year was announced by blowing a ram's horn. Earliest documented use: 1382.

USAGE:
"Two weeks ago, I visited Benin City at the invitation of my Uncle, Ben, to mark the golden jubilee celebration of his marriage."
Tonnie Iredia; High Court Judge of The Year; Nigeria Today; Feb 12, 2012.

See more usage examples of jubilee in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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