GNU Webster's 1913
- a meeting, usually held in the summer outdoors or under a temporary tent, providing public lectures combined with entertainment such as concerts and plays. It originated in the village of Chautauqua, N. Y., in 1874, and was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also, a meeting similar to this.
“Where to stay: Boulder's 112-year-old Chautauqua district (900 Baseline Rd.; 303-442-3282; chautauqua. com) is a picturesque haven for education and relaxation alike, often drawing companies and teacher associations for retreats and seminars.”
“Bob Fest: for a freewheeling political chautauqua.”
“We love to dance, we like to drink, we love to chat and discuss just about everything, we love to eat, we like to sing--our own chautauqua.”
“I object to the complete and utter lack of adequate notice—or any sort of notice for that matter—regarding the purpose and basis for this chautauqua.”
““We are hopeful that at the end of this, uh, chautauqua, you will voluntarily remove yourself from the starting field for the United States Olympic Marathon Trials tomorrow morning.””
“I object to the extra-legal form of this chautauqua and its lack of basis in the bylaws of the Amateur Athletics Congress.”
“I object to the public nature of this chautauqua and the presence of the media, said Cassidy.”
“In July a chautauqua stopped in Canyon and filled the warm evening air with the sounds of Scottish bagpipes, Italian ballads, and a female Hungarian quartet.”
“One day when lecturing at an Iowa chautauqua, I remained in the beautiful park for the noonday meal.”
“Some three years later Mr. Cook was on our chautauqua program at”
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