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chautauqua

noun, chau·tau·qua often capitalized \shə-ˈt-kwə\

Definition of CHAUTAUQUA

:  any of various traveling shows and local assemblies that flourished in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays, and that were modeled after activities at the Chautauqua Institution of western New York

Origin of CHAUTAUQUA

Chautauqua Lake
First Known Use: 1873

Chautauqua

geographical name Chau·tau·qua \shə-ˈt-kwə\

Definition of CHAUTAUQUA

lake 18 miles (29 kilometers) long SW New York

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a noisy boisterous band or parade
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