extracurricular

adjective
ex·​tra·​cur·​ric·​u·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər How to pronounce extracurricular (audio) \

Definition of extracurricular

1 : not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum specifically : of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit extracurricular sports
2a : lying outside one's regular duties or routine

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extracurricular noun

Examples of extracurricular in a Sentence

hired a private detective to investigate her husband's extracurricular activities
Recent Examples on the Web Winners will be chosen based on the need for financial assistance; community involvement and service; the qualities of leadership, honesty, loyalty and diligence; scholastic achievement; and participation on extracurricular activities. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Mastick Road hill open to traffic once again: A Place in the Sun," 12 Jan. 2021 Steve and Wendy Harmon are usually busy driving their six daughters to extracurricular activities, teaching them the ropes of running a business and offering advice when needed. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Romulus couple with 6 daughters opens 'dream' 3 in 1 business," 11 Jan. 2021 All extracurricular activities tied to the Fiesta Bowl were shelved, the sightseeing tours among them. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Iowa State-Oregon live stream (1/2): How to watch Fiesta Bowl online, TV, time," 2 Jan. 2021 All extracurricular activities tied to the Fiesta Bowl were shelved, the sightseeing tours among them. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Iowa State-Oregon live stream (1/2): How to watch Fiesta Bowl online, TV, time," 2 Jan. 2021 All extracurricular activities tied to the Fiesta Bowl were shelved, the sightseeing tours among them. John Marshall, ajc, "No. 12 Iowa State to face No. 25 Oregon in Fiesta Bowl," 1 Jan. 2021 Wolf temporarily halted school sports and other extracurricular activities, closed gyms, theaters and casinos, and banned indoor dining at restaurants in response to the worsening pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "‘Diddy’ delivers, chicken coops, New Year’s Eve restrictions: News from around our 50 states," 31 Dec. 2020 In April, the UIL canceled all extracurricular activities when the state shut down on-campus learning. David Hinojosa, ExpressNews.com, "LEE boys soccer eager for second shot at redemption," 26 Dec. 2020 Of those cases, 603 were related to extracurricular activities, including athletics. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "Dallas County reports 23 deaths, 1,814 coronavirus cases; Tarrant adds 265 previously unreported deaths," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of extracurricular

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jan 2021

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“Extracurricular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extracurricular. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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extracurricular

adjective
How to pronounce extracurricular (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of extracurricular

used to describe extra activities (such as sports) that can be done by the students in a school but that are not part of the regular schedule of classes

extracurricular

adjective
ex·​tra·​cur·​ric·​u·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər How to pronounce extracurricular (audio) \

Kids Definition of extracurricular

: relating to activities (as athletics) that are offered by a school but are not part of the course of study

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