regionalism

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noun re·gion·al·ism \ˈrēj-nə-ˌli-zəm, ˈrē-jə-nə-ˌli-\

Definition of regionalism

  1. 1 a :  consciousness of and loyalty to a distinct region with a homogeneous population b :  development of a political or social system based on one or more such areas

  2. 2 :  emphasis on regional locale and characteristics in art or literature

  3. 3 :  a characteristic feature (as of speech) of a geographic area

regionalist

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regionalistic

play \ˌrēj-nə-ˈlis-tik, ˌrē-jə-nə-ˈlis-\ adjective

Examples of regionalism in a sentence

  1. The residents have a strong sense of regionalism.

  2. The word pop for soda is a Midwest regionalism.

1881

First Known Use of regionalism

1881


REGIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners

regionalism

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noun re·gion·al·ism \ˈrēj-nə-ˌli-zəm, ˈrē-jə-nə-ˌli-\

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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