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[kahr-nahr-vuh n]
  1. Caernarvon.
  2. Also Car·nar·von·shire [kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher] /kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. Caernarvonshire.
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or Car·nar·von

[kahr-nahr-vuh n]
  1. a seaport in W Gwynedd, in NW Wales, on Menai Strait: 13th-century castle of Edward II.
  2. Caernarvonshire.
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Examples from the Web for carnarvon

Historical Examples of carnarvon

  • It has since been sold to another noble lord—the Earl of Carnarvon.

    The Book-Collector

    William Carew Hazlitt

  • I named the range of which it is the highest point, Carnarvon Range.

  • He knew nothing of the Carnarvon incident, and was incensed to discover it.

    Lord Randolph Churchill

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • They were on their way to Carnarvon for Mondays performance.

    Through Welsh Doorways

    Jeannette Augustus Marks

  • There is one round tower, but the others are angular like those of Carnarvon.

    British Castles

    Charles H. Ashdown

British Dictionary definitions for carnarvon


  1. a variant spelling of Caernarfon
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