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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All of my collections are inspired by my African cultural heritage. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "The Africa-Inspired Furniture Designs of Jomo Tariku Are Just Gorgeous," 1 Apr. 2019 The Verge spoke to Bishop-Stall about the cultural history of hangovers, why your hangover is not the same as mine, and what’s keeping us from that cure. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why we don’t have a hangover cure yet," 21 Dec. 2018 There could be something else underlying the pattern: cultural history. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Why figuring out what’s behind a big gender paradox won’t be easy," 18 Oct. 2018 At the same time, cultural history — an interest in the everyday lives of people in the past — began to supplant the idea of a grand narrative. Amy Crawford, BostonGlobe.com, "Why is history always about humans?," 13 July 2018 The wellness practice of immersing yourself in nature, which was more or less invented in Japan in the 1980s, emerged from the Japanese cultural tradition of embracing nature. Brennan Kilbane And Theresa O'rourke, Allure, "The Best (Sort of) Free Ways to De-stress With Nature," 28 Mar. 2019 And there have been huge cultural strides in de-stigmatizing mental health. Caitlin Flynn, Glamour, "How To Talk To Your Boss About Your Mental Health," 27 Mar. 2019 High Point's niche industry comes, as most do, thanks to a combination of geographical and cultural factors. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Tiny North Carolina Town You've Never Heard of Makes Most of America's Furniture," 27 Mar. 2019 Ize brings together a variety of textiles and cross-cultural experiences to create a unique idea of what luxury can be. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This Year’s LVMH Prize Finalists Focus In On Sustainability In Fashion," 27 Mar. 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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