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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New Orleanians stood in line to file into the Xavier Convocation Center on Saturday morning (June 8) to pay their respects to Leah Chase, the restaurateur and cultural icon who died a week ago at age 96. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "New Orleans celebrates Leah Chase’s life at memorial service at Xavier University," 8 June 2019 Each quarter, employees answer an electronic survey that allows them to provide candid, anonymous feedback about everything from the benefits that are important to them to overall cultural issues. Gwen Moran, Fortune, "Better Communication Tools Can Radically Improve Workplaces—If Managers Can Convince Workers to Speak Up," 8 June 2019 What sets it apart is the cultural heights to which the game’s mythologising has lifted it. The Economist, "Baseball and exceptionalism," 8 June 2019 The district acquired the Greene Farmstead in 1971 for cultural, educational, historical and recreational activities. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville News Digest," 7 June 2019 Former government officials said family members traditionally are not involved in bilateral meetings but often participate in cultural events. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump family members promote themselves, and businesses, on European trip," 7 June 2019 And yet there remains a great deal of unease, among cultural conservatives, about the future of the country and the conservative movement itself. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Ross Douthat Describes the Crisis of the Conservative Coalition," 7 June 2019 How the chairs ended up as status symbols is a saga that began in post-partition India and ends in marauding art dealers and a battle over who gets to own cultural history. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The Kardashians have this modernist Indian city to thank for their dining chairs," 6 June 2019 Although my general confidence grew, my sense of cultural identity did not. Mai Pham, Orange County Register, "First Person: A Vietnamese American writer finds her identity," 6 June 2019

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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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