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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An institution that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries providing popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays often presented outdoors or in a tent.

Usage examples (36)
  • When the chautauqua came to town, it brought entertainment for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.
  • Adjective : a chautauqua program
  • Bob Fest: for a freewheeling political chautauqua.
  • Some three years later Mr. Cook was on our chautauqua program at for more
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