Definition of market town in English:

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market town

Pronunciation: /ˈmärkət ˌtoun/

noun

A town of moderate size in a rural area, where a regular market is held.
Example sentences
  • Stop off in an ancient market town such as Lille, only an hour from Calais, for a taste of northern French cuisine.
  • Improvements to the economy and quality of life for a chain of Ryedale villages and the market town of Pickering is on the drawing board.
  • Now the Folly in the Dales market town of Settle is set to become a museum and visitor centre dedicated to the history of north Craven.

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Syllabification: mar·ket town

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