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adjective characteristic pronunciation in British English /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk/

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  1. typical of someone or something

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

    Sue answered with her characteristic frankness.

    characteristic of:

    The white stone houses are characteristic of the island.

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characteristically

 characteristic pronunciation in British English /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪkli/  adverb

His speech was characteristically dull.

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