[chelt-nuh m for 1, 3; chel-tn-ham for 2]


a city in N Gloucestershire, in W England: resort.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
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Contemporary Examples of cheltenham

Historical Examples of cheltenham

  • 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.

  • He was going to take his family to Cheltenham for the spring months.


    Harriet Martineau

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

    The Book of Snobs

    William Makepeace Thackeray

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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