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classical
American English: /ˈklæsək(ə)l/
British English: /ˈklasɪk(ə)l/

Translation of classical in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (of Greece, Rome)
    (myths/architecture)
    a classical scholar
    un humanista especializado en lenguas clásicas
    Example sentences
    • He teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, along with courses in classical mythology and Greek literature and culture.
    • However, there were other Church Fathers who defended the value of studying classical literature and philosophy.
    • But the balance in the secondary schools of Europe was overwhelmingly in favour of classical culture.
    Example sentences
    • An educational program was set up, and promising youth were sent on government-sponsored tours of Europe to learn about classical art and architecture.
    • Here, his great palace imitated and even incorporated examples of late classical art and architecture.
    • I'd been traveling across Greece and Turkey with a small group of college students, studying Byzantine and classical art and architecture.
    1.2
    also: Classical
    (Art, Literat, Music)
    1.3 (traditional)
    (theory/idea/methods)
    Example sentences
    • This piece is also the furthest from the traditional style of classical ballet and offers a good reflection of the state of contemporary ballet.
    • But one thing is clear: The mood is frivolous, with most designers steering clear of traditional and classical styles and opting instead for adventure.
    • It is within such a classical critical tradition of a crisis of ideology that the declining confrontations of labor and capital has brought more radical consequences.

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