cultural

adjective
cul·tur·al | \ˈkəlch-rəl, 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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Other Words from cultural

culturally \ˈkəlch-rə-lē, ˈkəl-chə- \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for cultural

Synonyms

artistic

Antonyms

nonartistic, noncultural

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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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Its total military, diplomatic, scientific, cultural and economic power is still unmatched. The Economist, "Donald Trump’s demolition theory of foreign policy won’t work," 7 June 2018 At the same time, our cultural doldrums make investing in friendships all the more important. Elizabeth Kiefer, Glamour, "A Cancellation Plague Is Upon Us—and It's Ruining Our Female Friendships," 13 July 2018 So the first lady's dress potentially offered quite a bit of cultural subtext. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018 Action items in nine categories include thriving local economies, art and cultural ecosystems, land stewardship, planning for resiliency, transportation, infrastructure, housing, public services and community impacts. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Putnam Registers To Participate In Sustainable CT," 11 July 2018 Since the Spanish constitution protects bullfights as part of the nation's cultural heritage, new regulations usually aim at turning them into blood-free shows, banning any torment to the bull. Aritz Parra, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Macho' Spanish bull festival feels heat from #MeToo, animal rights activists," 6 July 2018 Be Joyful Respecting a place’s cultural heritage doesn’t mean being somber all the time. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, "Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds," 5 July 2018 Fly Past Kyoto Marathon, Japan Only in Kyoto would a marathon route include seven world cultural heritage sites and shrines dating back to single-digit centuries. Rachel Levin, WSJ, "The Toughest Half-Marathon You’ll Want to Plan a Trip Around," 3 July 2018 By providing a physical history of economic development in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the Ashley River Historic District, spread across five counties, showcases the state’s cultural heritage. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "National Trust’s List of 11 Most Endangered Places includes Route 66, Mount Vernon," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of cultural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cultural

adjective

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.)

cultural

adjective
cul·tur·al | \ˈkəl-chə-rəl \

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)

Other Words from cultural

culturally adverb

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