[ truh-dish-uh-nl ]
/ trəˈdɪʃ ə nl /
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of or relating to tradition.
handed down by tradition.
in accordance with tradition.
(of persons) adhering or conforming to tradition.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the older styles of jazz, especially New Orleans style, Chicago style, Kansas City style, and Dixieland.Compare mainstream (def. 5).
OTHER WORDS FOR traditional
1, 2 conventional, customary, established.
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Also tra·di·tion·ar·y [truh-dish-uh-ner-ee] /trəˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i/ (for defs. 1-3).
Origin of traditional
OTHER WORDS FROM traditional
tra·di·tion·al·i·ty, nountra·di·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·tra·di·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb
non·tra·di·tion·al, adjectivenon·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·tra·di·tion·ar·y, adjectivepre·tra·di·tion·al, adjectivepro·tra·di·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-tra·di·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverbsem·i·tra·di·tion·al, adjectivesem·i·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverbun·tra·di·tion·al, adjectiveun·tra·di·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use traditional in a sentence
After all, plenty of folks would be amenable to, or perhaps even charmed by, the idea of an untraditional marriage.What Is ‘Natural Marriage?’|Michelle Cottle|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Very different—many people would do salmon for Thanksgiving, which may sound untraditional.Sam Sifton’s Thanksgiving Tips|Katie Baker|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An untraditional campaign topic, private equity is actually a foreign idea to many voters.Romney Attacks Obama Over ‘Public’ Equity Job Slashing|Daniel Stone|May 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So far, she appears to be enjoying this untraditional tour immensely.The Media’s Wild Search for Palin|Shushannah Walshe|May 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His nonconformist work is a perfect fit for Valmorbida and Roitfeld, who are rather untraditional art dealers themselves.A Street Artist's Fashion Week Debut|Isabel Wilkinson|February 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
She carries everything before her by the grace of her untraditional movements.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
Logic, if untrammelled, has a way of leading to untraditional conclusions.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
I need scarcely add that the untraditional point of view will contain little or no original matter.The Promise Of American Life|Herbert David Croly
British Dictionary definitions for traditional
/ (trəˈdɪʃənəl) /
of, relating to, or being a tradition
of or relating to the style of jazz originating in New Orleans, characterized by collective improvisation by a front line of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet accompanied by various rhythm instruments
Derived forms of traditionaltraditionality (trəˌdɪʃəˈnælɪtɪ), nountraditionally, adverb
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