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genius loci


Definitions from WordNet

Noun genius loci has 2 senses
  1. genius loci - the special atmosphere of a place
    --1 is a kind of
    atmosphere, ambiance, ambience
  2. genius loci - the guardian spirit of a place
    --2 is a kind of
    guardian spirit, guardian angel

Definitions from the Web

Genius loci


Genius loci refers to the unique spirit, atmosphere, or character associated with a particular place. It is the essence or soul of a location that is believed to inspire or exert a significant influence on its inhabitants, visitors, and events.


  • Noun: The distinctive atmosphere or ambiance of a place.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The genius loci of the old town is steeped in history and charm.
  2. After spending years in the city, she missed the genius loci of her small hometown.
  3. The artist captured the genius loci of the beach in his vibrant painting.

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