Definition of regionalism
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 : emphasis on regional locale and characteristics in art or literature
3 : a characteristic feature (as of speech) of a geographic area
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.
First Known Use of regionalism
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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