Definition of zocalo in English:



  • (in Mexico) a public square or plaza.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘For three years I lived two lives, shuttling between corporate boardrooms over the Dallas skyline and rowdy street rallies in colonial zocalos.’
    • ‘More than 500 people - most in their teens and early 20s, nearly all indigenous - marched out of the zocalo, or city center.’



/ˈsōkəlō/ /ˈsoʊkəloʊ/ /sôˌkäˈlō/ /sɔˌkɑˈloʊ/