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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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  • She has gone to Cheltenham for a holiday, for which you may thank your eternal stars.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • I'll live anywhere except Bournemouth, Torquay, and Cheltenham.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Cheltenham seemed to me a woeful place: I had never seen it before.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • He was going to take his family to Cheltenham for the spring months.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • Her Ladyship resides at Cheltenham, and is of a serious turn.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • There is a school at Cheltenham exactly of the character you would wish for your daughter.

    Clara Maynard W.H.G. Kingston
  • I was at Cheltenham with Rupert Clinton, who has just passed us.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • I had a very happy time of it until the day I left 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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