Definition of regionalism
regionalistplay \-list\ noun or adjective
regionalisticplay \ˌrēj-nə-ˈlis-tik, ˌrē-jə-nə-ˈlis-\ adjective
Examples of regionalism in a Sentence
The residents have a strong sense of regionalism.
The word “pop” for “soda” is a Midwest regionalism.
Recent Examples of regionalism from the Web
Their approach is marked by more creative side dishes, a return to all-wood smoking, ethnic influences, local sourcing, cheffy experimentation and pan-regionalism.
The dictionary also includes regionalisms from around the country.
New York Modernism and regionalism, two seemingly opposing forces in 20th-century art, came together in the paintings of Marsden Hartley (1877-1943).
Advances cannot be ruled out despite growing multipolarity, increased regionalism, and possible economic slowdowns.
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REGIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of regionalism for English Language Learners
: interest in or loyalty to a particular region
: a word that is used in a particular region
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