birth·​place ˈbərth-ˌplās How to pronounce birthplace (audio)
: place of birth or origin

Examples of birthplace in a Sentence

He visited his grandmother's birthplace. New Orleans is regarded as the birthplace of jazz.
Recent Examples on the Web Menlo Park, the birthplace of Kesey’s vision, will, in the 21st Century, hosts the global headquarters of Facebook. Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023 The group recorded Protect Your Light at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the birthplace of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 8 Sep. 2023 Following petitions from local community members, both the state Division of Historical Resources and the Concord City Council approved the marker’s installation near Flynn’s birthplace. John Garrison Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 Anchored in the birthplace of Hip Hop culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum broke ground in the Bronx in 2021. Melissa Noel, Essence, 25 Aug. 2023 Denmark, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, is often described as a land of fairy tales. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2023 The Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum, which honors the former president's birthplace and African American history in Hawaii, also urged people to donate to the Hawaii Community Foundation's Maui Strong fund, which is raising money for communities affected by the fires. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 15 Aug. 2023 There are artists from around the world coming in to see the birthplace of where this all started. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 His set also included tributes to the birthplace of hip-hop in the form of younger talent. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthplace was in 1610

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“Birthplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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birth·​place -ˌplās How to pronounce birthplace (audio)
: place of birth or origin

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