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[den-bee-sheer, -sher] /ˈdɛn biˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a historic county in Clywd in N Wales.
Also called Denbigh. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Denbighshire
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  • Denbighshire is in the N. Wales circuit, assizes being held at Ruthin.

  • For Lloyd and the tenants of Hewlington in Denbighshire, see pp. 302–303.

  • As might be expected, he locates the event in Denbighshire, but I have no recollection that he gave names.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • For instance, there was a great fair which was wont to be held at Rhuddlan, in Denbighshire.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • We would like to thank Llangollen Library, Denbighshire, for allowing access to the copy from which this transcription was made.

  • He wandered about Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and Carnarvonshire.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
  • Chirk Castle is so close upon the boundaries of Salop that we may include this corner of Denbighshire.

  • But now to proceed to the tradition that makes the memory of this cow dear to the inhabitants of the Denbighshire moorland.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • Wrexam is the largest town in North Wales, and its parish the most numerous; it is the principal town of Denbighshire.

    The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 2 of 3 Matthew Weld Hartstonge
  • There was also a well-known charmer who lived at Llandegla, Denbighshire, who refused a charm to a certain man.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
British Dictionary definitions for Denbighshire


/ˈdɛnbɪˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of N Wales: split between Clwyd and Gwynedd in 1974; reinstated with different boundaries in 1996: borders the Irish Sea, with the Cambrian Mountains in the south: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Ruthin. Pop: 94 900 (2003 est). Area: 844 sq km (327 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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