[ les-ter-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər /
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a county in central England. 986 sq. mi. (2,555 sq. km).
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also called Leicester.
Words nearby Leicestershire
Leibniz, Leibniz Mountains, Leibovitz, Leibowitz, Leicester, Leicestershire, Leichhardt, Leics, Leiden, Leidy, Leif
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How to use Leicestershire in a sentence
When in Leicestershire, "he was respected by people of all parties for his worth, and idolized by the poor for his benevolence."On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening,|Samuel Felton
Devoted to his work, he took every opportunity of preaching the Gospel in Leicestershire and parts adjacent.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire|Thomas Coleman
And Leicestershire, where I've generally spent my holidays, did I take jaw from her?
Being returned into Leicestershire, my relations would have had me married; but I told them I was but a lad, and must get wisdom.George Fox|George Fox
Elizabeth was born at Newbold in Leicestershire, and left her father's house when little more than fourteen years old.George Eliot|Mathilde Blind
British Dictionary definitions for Leicestershire
/ (ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /
a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles)Shortened form: Leicester Abbreviation: Leics
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