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Syllabification: Can·ter·bur·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkan(t)ərˌberē/
/ˈkan(t)ərb(ə)rē/
Pronunciation: /ˈkan(t)ərˌberē/
/ˈkan(t)ərb(ə)rē/
A city in Kent, in southeastern England, the seat of the archbishop of Canterbury; population 41,900 (est. 2009).
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canterbury 2 Line breaks: can¦ter|bury
Pronunciation: /ˈkantəb(ə)ri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural canterburies)

A low cabinet for holding music or books.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Canterbury in Kent (from a belief that the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered such a piece to be made).

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