cultural

adjective
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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Other Words from cultural

culturally \ ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce culturally (audio) , 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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The church, which avoids denominational, cultural, economic, or racial distinctions, according to the website, held its first service at Magnolia in March. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Surprise Guests During First Church Services at Magnolia Market," 5 Mar. 2019 In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ally got real about her music and her cultural background. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "11 Fun Ally Brooke Facts That'll Make You Love Her Even More," 19 Feb. 2019 What comes after a multi-day, multi-cultural, and multi-ceremonial celebrity wedding celebration in Jodhpur? Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Steals a Makeup Cue from Nick Jonas's Preppy Wardrobe Staple," 10 Dec. 2018 What follows are our suggestions for the year to come, based on intelligence collected, insiders consulted, and cultural, gastronomic, and geopolitical trends considered. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Our department policy requires deputies to cover tattoos, which have become part of the cultural norm. Joel Rubin, latimes.com, "After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department," 10 July 2018 In the decades since the last draft in 1973, talk of restarting the system has been a cultural lightning rod. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Why a Judge Ruled the Males-Only Military Draft Unconstitutional," 25 Feb. 2019 The bank—a pristine example of Googie architecture—was, in 2016, designated a historic cultural monument, but it was doomed to demolition by a subsequent ruling. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Inside Frank Gehry's Overhaul of Garden of Allah, L.A.’s Most Infamous Corner," 25 Feb. 2019 Government policy and spending could even serve to degrade cultural standards, increasing crime. WSJ, "Sooner or Later, Our Growing Debt Will Bite," 18 Dec. 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 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)

Other Words from cultural

culturally adverb

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