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or Stratford-upon-Avon

[strat-ferd-on-ey-vuh n, -awn-] /ˈstræt fərd ɒnˈeɪ vən, -ɔn-/
a town in SW Warwickshire, in central England, on the Avon River: birthplace and burial place of Shakespeare. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I remember seeing a gay array of window boxes at Stratford-on-Avon, once upon a time," contributed Mrs. Morton.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • This was the period of Shakespeare's retirement to Stratford-on-Avon.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • A draft bill of their Chancery suit is preserved among the miscellaneous documents of Stratford-on-Avon.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • But it was with Stratford-on-Avon that his life was mainly identified.

  • When he left the boards it was to return to Stratford-on-Avon and live the retired life.

    William Shakespeare Samuel Levy Bensusan
  • One of the most remarkable guides, by the way, we encountered at Stratford-on-Avon.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • One day one would get up at six o'clock and pedal away to Kenilworth, or Stratford-on-Avon—anywhere.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • In this year also, 1614, the town of Stratford-on-Avon was burned.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
  • William Shakspere: from the bust on his tomb at Stratford-on-Avon.

  • While there they were to visit Stratford-on-Avon, the home of the great poet Shakespeare.

    Our Little English Cousin Blanche McManus
British Dictionary definitions for Stratford-on-Avon


a market town in central England, in SW Warwickshire on the River Avon: the birthplace and burial place of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Company; tourist centre. Pop: 22 187 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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