locale

noun lo·cale \ lō-ˈkal \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of locale

1 : a place or locality especially when viewed in relation to a particular event or characteristic
  • chose a tropical island as the locale for their wedding
2 : site, scene
  • the locale of a story

Examples of locale in a Sentence

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

  2. the locale of the story

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Origin and Etymology of locale

modification of French local, from local, adjective

locale Synonyms


LOCALE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of locale for English Language Learners

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



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