• IPA: /tɹəˈdɪʃənəl/, /tɹəˈdɪʃnəl/


  1. Of, relating to, or derived from tradition.
    This dance is one of the traditional customs in the area.
    I think her traditional values are antiquated.
  2. Communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only
    traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  3. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  4. In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  5. Relating to traditional Chinese.
    Coordinate term: simplified#English|simplified
    The traditional form of the character has twice as many strokes as the simplified form.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: traditionell
  • Portuguese: tradicionalista
  • Russian: традицио́нный

traditional (plural traditionals)

  1. A person with traditional beliefs.
  2. (informal, uncountable) Short for traditional Chinese#English|traditional Chinese.
    Coordinate term: simplified#English|simplified
  3. (informal, uncountable) Short for traditional art#English|traditional art (“art produced with real physical media”).
    Coordinate term: digital#English|digital
  4. (informal, uncountable, music) Short for traditional grip#English|traditional grip.
    Coordinate term: matched#English|matched

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