lo·​cale lō-ˈkal How to pronounce locale (audio)
: 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
: site, scene
the locale of a story

Examples of locale in a Sentence

They chose a tropical island as the locale for their wedding. the locale of the story
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Word History


modification of French local, from local, adjective

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of locale was in 1761

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Cite this Entry

“Locale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locale. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


lo·​cale lō-ˈkal How to pronounce locale (audio)
: a place where something happens or is supposed to happen
the locale of the accident
the locale of a play

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