birth·​place | \ ˈbərth-ˌplās \

Definition of birthplace

: place of birth or origin

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Examples of birthplace in a Sentence

He visited his grandmother's birthplace. New Orleans is regarded as the birthplace of jazz.

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Le Palace was the birthplace and showplace for many of these attitudes. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Gucci Caps Off Its Paris Takeover by Releasing a New Issue of the Cult Fanzine, Le Palace," 27 Sep. 2018 Start with a visit to the category’s birthplace: the Yamazaki Distillery. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Why Your Trip to Tokyo Should Be All About the Japanese Whisky," 25 June 2018 Here are some stops on the Kahlo-Rivera trail: CASA AZUL The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul or the Blue House for its cobalt blue walls, was Kahlo's birthplace and childhood home. Anita Snow,, "On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City," 23 Feb. 2018 Those in attendance included Mr. Khashoggi’s eldest son, Salah, who on Thursday had announced plans for the memorial service in Medina, his father’s birthplace. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, "Turkey Claims More Audio Evidence Contradicts Saudis on Khashoggi Death," 16 Nov. 2018 Also included in the design were a California Poppy, a sweet nod to the bride's birthplace, and Wintersweet, a flower which grows in front of Nottingham Cottage, where Harry and Meghan live at Kensington Palace. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Will Princess Eugenie Wear a Veil on Her Wedding Day?," 18 July 2018 The Canadian couple opted for three ceremonies: first in South Africa, then near Fix's German birthplace, and finally at their home in Regina, Saskatchewan. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, "This Couple Has Been Married 12 Times," 12 Aug. 2015 The 1868 treaty, signed by the surviving Diné from Fort Sumner, was a negotiation for release from incarceration and for the return of the Diné to their birthplace. Parvannah Lee, Teen Vogue, "I'm From the Navajo Nation and I Want to Help My Community Get Healthy Food," 22 Nov. 2018 Born in London, Hutchings spent most of his childhood in Barbados before returning to his birthplace for high school, but this early immersion in reggae, calypso, and soca made a deep impact. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "British reedist Shabaka Hutchings brings his Caribbean-flavored jazz quartet Sons of Kemet to Chicago," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of birthplace

1610, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birthplace

: the place where someone was born or where something began


birth·​place | \ ˈbərth-ˌplās \

Kids Definition of birthplace

: the place where a person was born or where something began the birthplace of freedom

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