Definition of small-town in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of a small town, especially as considered to be unsophisticated or petty.

    ‘small-town gossip’
    • ‘But I just saw what my future was and I didn't want it to be small-town middle class, that dreariness.’
    • ‘I forever cringe at the fake Tennessee accents that somehow burst out of small-town Alberta.’
    • ‘It warms my heart to think how many small-town, mundane lives will be enriched by this album and its message of faith.’
    • ‘Gabe plots to escape small-town life, while Pete finally sheds his little-brat attitudes.’
    • ‘The idea was to give up the pubs and clubs, and save our money to see the world, to experience different cultures and broaden our small-town minds.’
    • ‘Although none of her duties are unwomanly, Enid's nursing threatens the conventions of small-town life.’
    • ‘Hey that was back when I went to the local small-town one-screener with friends.’
    • ‘It seemed his only option after graduation from a small-town high school.’
    • ‘Helen of Troy's story is relocated to small-town North America.’
    • ‘But further afield, in New York and Boston, he was attacked for his preoccupation with small-town adultery.’
    • ‘The Rock is fittingly cast as the small-town sheriff who endeavours to turn his wayward town straight.’
    • ‘The lives and relationships it evoked were lonely, oppressively small-town and laced with desperation.’
    • ‘The kind of small-town hostility to European monarchies comically depicted by Mark Twain then bestrode the world stage.’
    • ‘We know we're just a coupla pip-squeak small-town astrologers, Cancer.’
    • ‘He's the biggest small-town celebrity interviewer that Butte, Montana has ever had to offer.’
    • ‘He is simply what so many other small-town politicians are across America: men and women.’
    • ‘It's not surprising, given this small-town, isolated community that taking a stand on any issue is a risk.’
    • ‘I asked her to imagine her ‘interpretation’ in the context of small-town gossip.’
    • ‘As she tells her tale she is engulfed in a wave of small-town American self-help psycho-babble.’
    • ‘She's fleeing small-town claustrophobia, he wants to outrun his addictions.’



/ˈˌsmôl ˈtoun/