Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
It's a typical working-class community.
a typical reaction/response/comment
He's followed a fairly typical career in teaching.
The view is fairly typical of people of his generation.
He was the typical angry customer.
This isn't your typical Chinese restaurant.
She responded with typical enthusiasm.
It was typical of him to want to help.
It's typical! Just when we might have won, two of our players got injured.
The show's been cancelled? Typical!
This is the British English definition of typical. View American English definition of typical.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for typical.
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of typical from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.