Definition of Kultur in English:


Line breaks: Kul¦tur
Pronunciation: /kʊlˈtʊə
, kʊlˈtuːɐ/


[mass noun]
  • German civilization and culture (sometimes used in a derogatory sense to suggest elements of racism, authoritarianism, or militarism).
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    • Such a challenge to German Kultur and administration sharpened German nationalism and began to transform it from a cosmopolitan into an exclusive kind.
    • The image of the German musician as a gifted and attractive man who knew how to express his feelings became a symbol for Germany's ubiquitous and attractive Kultur.
    • The authentic Kultur of the German people was surely to be preferred to the artificial Civilization of a cosmopolitan, materialistic French-speaking elite.


German, from Latin cultura or French culture (see culture).

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