How to pronounce untraditional (audio)
: not adhering to past practices or conventions : not traditional
an untraditional wardrobe
untraditional methods
… a recipe for paella containing the hitherto untraditional combination of chicken and shrimp.David Rosengarten
untraditionally adverb
Untraditionally, Santa brought along his elves on all-terrain vehicles instead of Rudolph and his pals. Melanie Mizenko

Examples of untraditional in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untraditional was circa 1934

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“Untraditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraditional. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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