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Syllabification: cul·tur·al
Pronunciation: /ˈkəlCH(ə)rəl

Definition of cultural in English:


1Of or relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society: the cultural diversity of the world’s peoples
More example sentences
  • They embody and give significance to cultural and social differences in a society.
  • Edinburgh is a great city with a long tradition of cultural diversity and social tolerance.
  • Particular attention must be paid to differences of cultural and social attitudes.
ethnic, racial, folk;
societal, lifestyle
1.1Of or relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements: a cultural festival
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  • It seems that every town and village in France puts on cultural festivals of some type or another.
  • It is nice to know that my daughter's school is keeping up the cultural education.
  • When you buy work from a living artist you are helping to ensure continuing cultural innovation.
aesthetic, artistic, intellectual;
educational, edifying, civilizing


mid 19th century: from Latin cultura 'tillage' + -al.



Example sentences
  • It has cast a long shadow over an area which is arguably the most ethnically and culturally diverse in the city.
  • The best thing about studying film in a place like Bristol is because it is a culturally active city.
  • Prior to its colonization, India was the most culturally diverse nation on earth.

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