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noun [countable] setting pronunciation in British English /ˈsetɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place

    a hotel in a charming mountain setting

  2. 2
    a particular time or place that a play, book, film etc happens in

    a love story in a tropical island setting

  3. 5
    the metal part of a piece of jewellery that holds a stone or jewel in place
  4. 6
    music a piece of music added to words, especially to the words of a poem
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