eth·​ni·​cal | \ ˈeth-ni-kəl How to pronounce ethnical (audio) \

Definition of ethnical

1 : ethnic
2 : of or relating to ethnology : ethnologic

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ethnically \ ˈeth-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ethnically (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for ethnical


ethnic, racial, tribal



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Examples of ethnical in a Sentence

the marriage flourished, despite the ethnical contrast between the partners

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Pippa Small Getty ImagesJeff Spicer/BFC Meghan's support for ethnical clothing labels naturally extends to her jewelry collection. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Top 5 Favorite Jewelry Brands of All Time," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ethnical

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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