Definition of locale in English:

locale

noun

  • A place where something happens or is set, or that has particular events associated with it.

    ‘her summers were spent in a variety of exotic locales’
    • ‘All the winners got free tickets sponsored by different airlines to exotic locales and loads of prizes.’
    • ‘If no family land or cottage is available, you may need to use a bit of creativity to find a locale for your camp.’
    • ‘What you should expect is a variety of quality based on the locale of the scene.’
    • ‘Now I wonder if any readers know of any sexy streetlights in their own locale?’
    • ‘The locale is timeless, exotic and mysterious, and the light moody and evocative.’
    • ‘Or it might be trips or conferences in exotic locales, often with a heavy emphasis on play rather than work.’
    • ‘More and more people are discovering that property caretaking can enable them to live in a variety of locales.’
    • ‘The six training missions take place in a variety of locales including a hospital, a trailer park and a junkyard.’
    • ‘Larry took a new job earlier this year, and he told me he'd soon be traveling to exotic locales, much as I've been doing the past several months.’
    • ‘Over the weekend, many of the visitors to Jasper and Banff National Park accessed the famed locales free of charge.’
    • ‘He hopes that adding a live music element to the locale will give his venue both novelty and staying power.’
    • ‘The rich and the famous celebrate their birthdays at exotic locales.’
    • ‘Between locales and places there is a third type of physical space, hybrid space.’
    • ‘It's a story that has been repeated in lakeside and oceanfront locales all around the country.’
    • ‘The Niger Delta region and culture area is a prime locale for engaging the above questions.’
    • ‘Although, his descriptions of individuals and exotic locales would seem effective as monologues as well.’
    • ‘But then it turns out that these locales are also dumping zones - oh, the humiliation!’
    • ‘Posh residential complexes make the area a prestigious locale, an address one would be proud to possess.’
    • ‘However, these groups generally have to draw on interested persons in your locale or city.’
    • ‘They're planning the conference in a picturesque locale: University of Victoria.’
    place, site, spot, area
    position, location, setting, scene, venue, milieu, background, backdrop
    neighbourhood, district, region, environs, locality, environment, territory
    locus
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Origin

Late 18th century: from French local (noun), respelled to indicate stress on the final syllable; compare with morale.

Pronunciation:

locale

/lōˈkal/