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

Other Words from cultural

culturally \ ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce cultural (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps no art form is more iconic-American than rock and roll — a fusion of artistic and cultural influences that conquered global pop music within a decade. Fox News, 29 June 2022 As part of the cultural change, the role of people also became highlighted, as growth couldn't happen without entrepreneurial people. Bill Fischer, Forbes, 29 June 2022 The interview showed that a comprehensive cultural change is needed. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 29 June 2022 Jonze joined forces with several professionals in the music industry to create the Temporary Working Group, striving to evoke cultural change amid the #MeToo movement. Alicia Vrajlal,, 24 June 2022 Toubiana pointed to France’s artistic and cultural leadership within Europe, and its role in financing and co-producing foreign movies by talented filmmakers from around the world. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 22 June 2022 Instead, the radical group engineers environments that hinge on collaboration, and foster social, cultural, and creative exchange. Cassidy George, Vogue, 22 June 2022 Cameroon, like all its neighbors—countries whose boundaries were scrawled on the map by colonial powers—encompasses enormous cultural, religious, and linguistic diversity; its inhabitants speak more than two hundred regional languages. Kristen Roupenian, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 This passion inspired him to create the Robert Randolph Foundation as a skill development platform for youth from all walks of life to gain knowledge that can transform their lives regardless of their cultural, social, or racial backgrounds. Robert Randolph, SPIN, 17 June 2022 See More

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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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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