Lake, a lake in SW New York. 18 miles (29 km) long.
a village on this lake: summer educational center.
an annual educational meeting, originating in this village in 1874, providing public lectures, concerts, and dramatic performances during the summer months, usually in an outdoor setting.
(usually lowercase) any similar assembly, especially one of a number meeting in a circuit of communities.
of or relating to a system of education flourishing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, originating at Lake Chautauqua, New York.
(usually lowercase) pertaining to a chautauqua: a chautauqua program.
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How to use Chautauqua in a sentence
Actors begin where militia colonels, Fifth avenue rectors and Chautauqua orators leave off.Damn! | Henry Louis Mencken
And there is another view that may be taken of Mr. Bryan's Chautauqua orations.The Unpopular Review Vol. I | Various
The climate, too, is much like that of the Chautauqua district.
This was the first carload of grapes sent from Chautauqua County.
In 1870 there were about 600 acres of vineyards in Chautauqua County.
British Dictionary definitions for chautauqua
(in the US, formerly) a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer
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