cross-cul·​tur·​al ˈkrȯs-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce cross-cultural (audio)
: dealing with or offering comparison between two or more different cultures or cultural areas
cross-culturally adverb

Examples of cross-cultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attraction between the star-crossed, cross-cultural couple is electric and propulsive, lasting for years with unmitigated intensity. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 Each year, these 40+ films provide a nuanced view of American life, reflect the diversity of the American experience, and provide space for cross-cultural dialogue with a wide range of international audiences. Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 Santa Fe Klan is bringing cross-cultural collaborators into his barrio. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 25 Apr. 2024 Some years ago, when he was featured in a video for a nonprofit that promotes cross-cultural communication, that distinction became clear. Montserrat Andrée Carty, Longreads, 23 Apr. 2024 As a result, Turkey has seen an increase in tourists looking for excellent hair transplant before and after outcomes, which has promoted global cooperation and cross-cultural interchange in the medical industry. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2024 The show’s emphasis is on outstanding natural beauty, the slow dance of cross-cultural romance and gradual enlightenment. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 Apr. 2024 Chicano organizers have traveled to Gaza and the West Bank for decades in cross-cultural exchanges. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Take in a cross-cultural tradition while listening to local acts including R&B singers Natalie Redd and PatriceLive, Andean folk group Raymi, and brotherly prog-rock duo deTournai. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-cultural was circa 1942

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“Cross-cultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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