Definition of zocalo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsōkəˌlō/ Pronunciation: /sôˈkäˌlō/

Entry from US English dictionary


(In Mexico) a public square or plaza.
Example sentences
  • This 12-hour DVD projection, shown on a screen suspended in the middle of the gallery, records a day in the life of Mexico City's central square, or zocalo.
  • Here, the town square is triangular (space is at a premium) and called the Jardín instead of the more common zocalo or plaza mayor.
  • In the town zocalo was a group of Indian women with their children.



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Syllabification: zo·ca·lo

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