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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Housing will be joined by an untraditional anchor: WarnerMedia, which is leasing the space for employees of HBO, Cinemax and WarnerMedia Entertainment. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, "Revolutionizing Main Street: How Shopping Hubs Are Changing," 10 May 2021 This is the business side of this most untraditional of interview processes. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Behind the scenes as Najee Harris prepped for NFL Draft, how Marshawn Lynch helps," 26 Apr. 2021 With his untraditional moves, Canadian Elladj Baldé is shattering the traditional world of figure skating. Adriana Diaz, CBS News, "Canadian figure skater Elladj Baldé shatters the traditional world of figure skating with viral videos," 25 Apr. 2021 And, notably, those models showcase everything from open-work dials to untraditional bezels and straps. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, "Franck Muller’s New Vanguard Skeleton Is a Like Telling Time With a Rainbow," 21 Apr. 2021 One of the chief complaints about Paul’s boxing run thus far has been his untraditional path. Mike Bohn, Rolling Stone, "Jake Paul’s ‘Disrupting the Space’ of Boxing — But Why Is He Doing It?," 7 Apr. 2021 Talley grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took an untraditional route to becoming a police officer. Patty Nieberg And Colleen Slevin, USA TODAY, "Hundreds honor slain officer credited with preventing more deaths in Boulder shooting," 31 Mar. 2021 In her role as winemaker at Apothic, Juergenson is inspired to bring innovative and untraditional blends to the table. Laura Denby, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Women in Wine Are the Masterminds Behind Some of Your Favorite Brands," 16 Mar. 2021 McAfee's program featured exclusive and lengthy interviews with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throughout the 2020 NFL season; McAfee's untraditional media background has resonated with fans and attracted a loyal fanbase. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "'This is great (expletive) news': Why Skip Bayless' $32M Fox deal could mean payday for Pat McAfee," 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of untraditional

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Untraditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraditional. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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