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adjective typical pronunciation in American English /ˈtɪpɪk(ə)l/

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  1. 1
    like most people or things of the same type
    It’s a typical working-class community.
    a typical reaction/response/comment
    fairly typical: He’s followed a fairly typical career in teaching.
    typical of: The view is fairly typical of people of his generation.
    1. a.
      used about people or things that are exactly like what most people imagine they are like
      He was the typical angry customer.
      This isn’t your typical Chinese restaurant.
  2. 2
    used for saying that someone is behaving in the way that they usually behave
    She responded with typical enthusiasm.
    typical of: It was typical of him to want to help.
  3. 3
    mainly spoken used for saying that you are not surprised that something bad has happened
    It’s typical! Just when we might have won, two of our players got injured.
    The show’s been canceled? Typical!


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