lo·​cale | \ lō-ˈkal How to pronounce locale (audio) \

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

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Examples of locale in a Sentence

They chose a tropical island as the locale for their wedding. the locale of the story
Recent Examples on the Web Her support network, Fertility for Colored Girls, has exploded from a single Chicago locale to chapters in 13 states and counting. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "For Black women, the isolation of infertility is compounded by barriers to treatment," 14 Oct. 2020 The abbreviated menu at the takeout locale will feature Kountry Kitchen's top sellers, including chicken wings, baked chicken, fried and smothered pork chops, neckbones, catfish, collard greens, yams, dressing and macaroni and cheese. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "Kountry Kitchen ready to reopen for takeout next week in temporary location," 27 Oct. 2020 At the bottom of the pass road, alongside I-70, is the old mining locale of Georgetown, with an old-time railroad offering daily rides through the aspen forest. New York Times, "Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall," 1 Oct. 2020 Music by Lambert, Luke Combs, Jimmie Allen and Tim McGraw will emanate from the Bluebird, and if any of them should win, executives in the production truck outside the Opry House will quickly switch the live feed to that locale. Tom Roland, Billboard, "Nashville's Bluebird Cafe Becomes Awards-Show Venue as ACM Adjusts to COVID-19," 15 Sep. 2020 She was photographed at a Los Angeles In-N-Out Burger restaurant, an unusual locale for a British socialite, weeks after Epstein’s death. al, "Ghislaine Maxwell testimony transcript unsealed: What she knows about Jeffrey Epstein," 22 Oct. 2020 Their proliferation will help eateries lower costs such as rent and ease other barriers to entry like needing to find a trendy locale, predicted the National Restaurant Association in a report on how the industry might operate in 2030. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Robot cooks and virtual kitchens: How the restaurant industry looks to technology for help," 19 Oct. 2020 That's particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic so that a locale can take precautions when virus levels in wastewater indicate a growing outbreak. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "These cofounders believe sewage is the key to tracking COVID," 14 Oct. 2020 Many series focus intently on a particular out-of-the-way locale. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "Why British Police Shows Are Better," 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of locale

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for locale

modification of French local, from local, adjective

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The first known use of locale was in 1761

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20 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Locale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locale. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of locale

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

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