cul·​tur·​al | \ ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce cultural (audio) , ˈkəl-chə- \

Definition of cultural

1 : of or relating to culture or culturing
2 : concerned with the fostering of plant or animal growth

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culturally \ ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce culturally (audio) , ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb

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Examples of cultural in a Sentence

We studied our cultural heritage. There are some cultural differences between us. We attended several cultural events over the weekend. The center provides a wide range of cultural activities. The city is the cultural center of the state.
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Recent Examples on the Web Museums and cultural centers in Europe are ready to welcome guests once again. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Museums Are Starting to Reopen — and Some Have Wearable Social Distancing Devices," 20 May 2020 The cultural center owns and runs the facility, also known as Lenau Park, that houses a restaurant, bar, banquet hall and offers other venues. cleveland, "Free meal distribution brings cultural center and community together: Olmsted Dates and Data," 18 May 2020 The cultural center is collecting donations May 16-17 and May 23-24 between 9 a.m. and noon. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Food, water, chickens: Help is on the way to pandemic-stricken Navajo, Hopi communities," 16 May 2020 In making their pitch, Tucker and Bailey are emphasizing that the damage from congressional inaction would not only be cultural, but also economic. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: Live-music venues need congressional help to survive," 15 May 2020 Employees who worked for various cultural centers, as well as Moody Performance Hall and the Majestic Theatre, were among those furloughed. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Dallas furloughs 472 city employees, cutting heavily into Park & Rec, libraries and the arts," 8 May 2020 Stage 2 also allows for the reopening of libraries, museums, cultural centers and galleries. Los Angeles Times, "California reopening begins Friday: Here is what it is going to look like," 7 May 2020 When coronavirus shut down homes and businesses in mid-March, the cultural center was preparing for one of its big annual events, the Festival of Illusions during spring break. oregonlive, "Does Lincoln City have a heart? Cultural Center wants local homes to show off during Creative Quarantine Project," 30 Apr. 2020 And leaders at the 92nd Street Y, a New York cultural center, say they’ve been surprised by the response to their online programming. Washington Post, "Quarantined actors, empty seats, temperature checks: Planning for a socially distanced — and pricey — return to live performances," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cultural

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Cultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cultural

: of or relating to a particular group of people and their habits, beliefs, traditions, etc.
: of or relating to the fine arts (such as music, theater, painting, etc.)


cul·​tur·​al | \ ˈkəl-chə-rəl How to pronounce cultural (audio) \

Kids Definition of cultural

1 : relating to the habits, beliefs, and traditions of a certain people
2 : relating to the arts (as music, dance, or painting)

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culturally adverb

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