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 ethnical (audio) \ adverb

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  • nonracial
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Examples of ethnical in a Sentence

the marriage flourished, despite the ethnical contrast between the partners
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First Known Use of ethnical

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ethnical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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