Definition of subculture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbkʌltʃə/


A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture: in what ways does the social environment predispose certain individuals to join delinquent subcultures?
More example sentences
  • I would say dealing with people is not within the police subculture culturally glamorous; it is not something that you strive to do.
  • Parents and children within the cultures and subcultures we have studied respond similarly to one another.
  • Cultures and subcultures constrain us because we internalize their beliefs and values.



Pronunciation: /sʌbˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • In Southern Morocco, one of the best known subcultural groups is the Gnawa, descendants of slaves from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Graffiti resists authority and changes the visual scope of the city, creating complicated urban subcultural preferences.
  • It is characteristic of subcultural style that it should resist the interpretations of outsiders.

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