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locale

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noun lo·cale \lō-ˈkal\

Simple Definition of locale

  • : the place where something happens : the place where a story happens in a movie, book, etc.

Full Definition of locale

  1. 1 :  a place or locality especially when viewed in relation to a particular event or characteristic

  2. 2 :  site, scene <the locale of a story>

Examples of locale

  1. They chose a tropical island as the locale for their wedding.

  2. the locale of the story



Origin of locale

modification of French local, from local, adjective


First Known Use: 1772



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