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[chelt-nuh m for 1, 3; chel-tn-ham for 2] /ˈtʃɛlt nəm for 1, 3; ˈtʃɛl tnˌhæm for 2/
a city in N Gloucestershire, in W England: resort.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
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  • Before she had reached Cheltenham the chapter of accidents had done much.

    The American Senator Anthony Trollope
  • He was going to take his family to Cheltenham for the spring months.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • Even Michael did not mind Cheltenham more than any other place his people might have chosen.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
  • Her Ladyship resides at Cheltenham, and is of a serious turn.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Others, to places of fashion and luxury which have grown up out of changes of society, such as Brighton and Cheltenham.

    Knowledge is Power: Charles Knight
  • Rupert arrived at Cheltenham just as the others had sat down to tea.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Mamma, had you not better take me back to Cheltenham at once?

    Mr. Scarborough's Family Anthony Trollope
  • Look how well he has been going on since he bolted from Cheltenham.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Cheltenham


a town in W England, in central Gloucestershire: famous for its schools, racecourse, and saline springs (discovered in 1716). Pop: 98 875 (2001)
a style of type
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