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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As in France, where the Nouvelle Vague simultaneously upended things cinematic, a vast cultural shift swept through Japanese filmmaking starting in the late 1950s. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "A Country’s Concerns Caught on Screen," 4 Apr. 2019 There's also an uphill climb to reach the board's stated goal of one billion users, with all the cultural shifts such growth implies. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”," 30 Dec. 2018 Ignoring the moments that YouTube’s community cares about and pays attention to, like a boxing match that brought in nearly 1 million live viewers, hides an enormous part of the platform’s cultural shift. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube Rewind hides its community’s biggest moments to appease advertisers," 6 Dec. 2018 But perhaps the strongest tailwind for new bedding brands is a cultural shift in how people think about bedding and home decor. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Why ads for bedding startups are all over the subway," 5 Oct. 2018 Originally inspired by her children's changing conversations around gender and identity, Kraber was curious about how different brands were dealing with these cultural shifts. Ludmila Leiva, Allure, "Meet Fluide, the Makeup Brand That Believes in the Power of Inclusion — Not Tokenism," 10 Sep. 2018 Plus, cultural institutions like Dia: Beacon and Storm King Art Center offer a rotating selection of inspiration. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Where to Stay in New York's Hudson Valley," 5 Apr. 2019 Her work has yielded insights about Burning Man as a cultural phenomenon and the organizing principles of urban habitats. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Vanishing City," 13 Aug. 2018 Social media puts everyone on a level playing field, with a single Tweet or Instagram Story carrying the potential to become a cultural phenomenon, which means anyone can be a public figure. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "There's No Such Thing As A "Good" Viral Moment Anymore," 10 July 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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