[ eth-ni-kuhl ]

  1. of, relating to, or concerned with ethnology.

Origin of ethnical

First recorded in 1540–50; ethnic + -al1

Words Nearby ethnical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ethnical in a sentence

  • He likes things on a large scale—he is fond of ethnical remarks and typical persons.

    Obiter Dicta | Augustine Birrell
  • In the new as in the old continent, the diversities of physical character do not correspond with the ethnical divisions.

  • The Ælfric may be counted their ethnical rival, as dealing with the productions of the Anglo-Saxon enemies of the Celt.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • At first, those subdivisions possessed no connotation of anatomical or ethnical significance.

    Prehistoric Man | W. L. H. Duckworth
  • The ethnical affinities of the Pelasgoi are still quite obscure.

    The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick