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or Strat·ford-up·on-A·von

[strat-ferd-on-ey-vuh n, -awn- or strat-ferd-uh-pon-ey-vuh n, -pawn-; -ey-von]
  1. a town in SW Warwickshire, in central England, on the Avon River: birthplace and burial place of Shakespeare.
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Historical Examples of stratford-on-avon

  • This was the period of Shakespeare's retirement to Stratford-on-Avon.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • But it was with Stratford-on-Avon that his life was mainly identified.

  • One of the most remarkable guides, by the way, we encountered at Stratford-on-Avon.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • In this year also, 1614, the town of Stratford-on-Avon was burned.

  • The house in which Shakespeare was born, at Stratford-on-Avon.

British Dictionary definitions for stratford-on-avon



  1. a market town in central England, in SW Warwickshire on the River Avon: the birthplace and burial place of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Company; tourist centre. Pop: 22 187 (2001)
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