untraditional

adjective
un·​tra·​di·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-trə-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce untraditional (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of untraditional

: 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

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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

Recent Examples on the Web But all are engaged in some form of self-portraiture, however untraditional. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Cultures, collisions, climate change and French connections," 10 Jan. 2020 But new adult hunters have an untraditional entry into our sport. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "How Do We Really Recruit New Hunters? Here Are 5 Honest Perspectives," 14 Jan. 2020 And despite their untraditional hue, these trees pair wonderfully with classic red and green ornaments. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "We’re Dreaming of a Pink Christmas With These $3 Mini Pink Trees at Target," 19 Nov. 2019 Ashley Graham is expecting a baby boy with husband Justin Ervin Ashley Graham went all out for her baby shower this week — giving guests quite the untraditional experience. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Ashley Graham Jokes Her Baby Shower Was 'Bigger Than My Wedding'," 9 Nov. 2019 Though originally designed for coaches and cars, these spaces have repeatedly been repurposed as industrial workshops, artists’ studios, underground clubs, and, in more recent years, homes for families with a taste for the untraditional. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "The Many Lives of a Carriage House," 25 Oct. 2019 Mekia Cox makes her series regular debut on The Rookie as Nyla Harper, a former undercover detective who brings her untraditional methods to the squad. Ew Staff, EW.com, "What to Watch this Weekend: The clock strikes for the premiere of HBO's Watchmen," 18 Oct. 2019 The couple celebrated their union in a rather untraditional way, heading off on a honeymoon to the Maldives with their respective children and Paltrow’s ex-husband Chris Martin. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow Says She's Moving in with Husband Brad Falchuk a Year After Wedding," 6 Aug. 2019 The couple celebrated their union in a rather untraditional way, heading off on a honeymoon to the Maldives with their respective children and Paltrow’s ex-husband Chris Martin. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow Says She's Moving in with Husband Brad Falchuk a Year After Wedding," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of untraditional

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2020

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“Untraditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraditional. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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