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

Synonyms & Antonyms for cultural




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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Reviews for the album weren’t kind, and its chart success and cultural impact paled in comparison to many predecessors. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Incubus crushes sweltering, sold-out show at Milwaukee's Eagles Ballroom," 14 July 2018 The documentary was produced by the Free Press in collaboration with Bridge Magazine, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and a group of metro Detroit cultural institutions, led by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit Free Press, "For the 51st anniversary of rebellion, a free screening of '12th and Clairmount'," 13 July 2018 As Mitchell points out, braids — which have been worn throughout history and have huge cultural significance throughout the African diaspora — still aren't as normalized as, say, straight hair. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Model Salem Mitchell Is Sick of Black Women's Hairstyles Being Labeled "Ghetto"," 13 July 2018 Yusim noted that the drone campers, like those of the JCC's other camps, participated in Camp Klurman's weekly Shabbat as well as Jewish cultural activities. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Drone camp added to programming at Miami Beach JCC," 13 July 2018 What exactly makes Armenia’s cultural landscape so fascinating? Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture," 25 June 2018 Today, DeKnight continues to inspire journeys in the black American cultural landscape. Hannah Giorgis, Bon Appetit, "How Freda DeKnight’s Cookbook, ‘A Date with a Dish’ Inspired Generations of Black Cooks," 19 June 2018 Of course, the cultural landscape has significantly changed in Russia as well since the fall of the Soviet Union, and when disappointed, Rozhdestvensky has made his opinion known at home as well. Jeremy Eichler,, "Miffed at BSO, famed maestro backs out," 18 June 2018 His influence on the city’s cultural landscape is hard to dismiss, which makes his current anonymity all the more surprising. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Fact and Fiction Collide Inside an Exhibit Inspired by a “Forgotten” L.A. Legend—and Beverly Hills Cop," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of cultural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

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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