Definition of invitational in English:


Line breaks: in¦vi|ta¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /ɪnvɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l
North American


(Especially of a competition) open only to those invited.
More example sentences
  • Gymnasts can then participate in invitational competitions with their clubs.
  • This year the Cliburn, in its customary effort to include a contemporary work, held an invitational competition for composers.
  • We plan to grow this into an invitational competition for hang gliding and paragliding.


Back to top  
An invitational competition.
More example sentences
  • According to Gymnastics Canada, she competed in 21 international invitationals alone.
  • After the Olympics, Izabela competed at several invitationals, until an ankle injury sidelined for the rest of the year.
  • I do not plan to participate in any more tournaments or invitationals.

Definition of invitational in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on invitational

Nearby words

Translate invitational

into Spanish
Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace