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adjective American English pronunciation: characteristic /ˌkerəktəˈrɪstɪk/

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  1. typical of someone or something

    Saffron gives the rice in this dish its characteristic yellow color.

    Sue answered with her characteristic frankness.

    characteristic of:

    The white stone houses are characteristic of the island.

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characteristically

 American English pronunciation: characteristically /ˌkerəktəˈrɪstɪkli/  adverb

His speech was characteristically dull.

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