Definition of Stratford-on-avon

1. Noun. A town in central England on the River Avon; birthplace (and burial place) of William Shakespeare.

Exact synonyms: Stratford-upon-avon
Generic synonyms: Town



Definition of Stratford-on-avon

1. Proper noun. A town in Warwickshire, England, birthplace of Shakespeare. Often used as a byword for a particularly idyllic or historic town. ¹

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Literary usage of Stratford-on-avon

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1. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1897)
"From Warwick to Stratford-on-Avon. 14'/2 M. RAILWAY in 1/2 hr. ... 141/2 M. Stratford-on-Avon, see p. 248. Beyond Stratford the railway is continued to ..."

2. The sketch book by Washington Irving (1901)
"stratford-on-avon Thou soft-flowing Avon, by thy silver stream Of things more than mortal sweet Shakespeare would dream; The fairies by moonlight dance ..."

3. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1859)
"... as I gave the fire a stir, lolled back in my elbow-chair, and cast a complacent look about the little parlour of the Red Horse, at Stratford-on-Avon. ..."

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