[ mer-ee-on-ith-sheer, -sher ]

  1. a historic county in Gwynedd, in N Wales.

  • Also called Mer·i·on·eth.

Words Nearby Merionethshire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Merionethshire in a sentence

  • And the sawn planks come from Russia and the Baltic, and the larches for scaffolding from the Merionethshire valleys.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • Almost beyond counting are the streams which empty themselves into Bala Lake, high up among the peaks of Merionethshire.

  • In Merionethshire the money is received at the grave in a bowl, instead of on the spade, and the gift is simply called the offrwm.

    British Goblins | Wirt Sikes
  • Among these offenders was no small number of the lesser gentry, especially they of Merionethshire.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker | S. Weir Mitchell
  • The affair seems to have become more or less known to the squires in that part of Merionethshire.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker | S. Weir Mitchell

British Dictionary definitions for Merionethshire


/ (ˌmɛrɪˈɒnɪθˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

  1. (until 1974) a county of N Wales, now part of Gwynedd

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