noun \lō-ˈkal\

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

Full Definition of LOCALE

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