eth·​ni·​cal ˈeth-ni-kəl How to pronounce ethnical (audio)
: ethnic
: of or relating to ethnology : ethnologic
ethnically adverb

Examples of ethnical in a Sentence

a clinical study involving volunteers from different ethnical and economic backgrounds
Recent Examples on the Web The United Nations broadly defines genocide as seriously harming or killing members of a group with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2022 Pippa Small Getty ImagesJeff Spicer/BFC Meghan's support for ethnical clothing labels naturally extends to her jewelry collection. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 2 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethnical was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ethnical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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