- The definition of a locale is a specific place, especially in a story.
An example of a locale is Rapunzel's tower.
The tower is a specific locale in the story of Rapunzel.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: OFr local
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- A place, especially with reference to a particular event: the locale of a crime.
- The scene or setting, as of a novel.
Origin: From French local, local, locale, from Old French; see local.