traditional - definition and synonyms

adjective [usually before noun] 

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  1. 1
    relating to or based on very old customs, beliefs, or stories

    All the dancers and musicians wore traditional costumes.

    traditional Mediterranean cooking

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  2. 2
    typical of the things that people have usually done

    Many women have abandoned their traditional role as wife and mother.

    Our house was built in a traditional style.

    The new curriculum includes subjects that are less traditional.

    1. a.
      a traditional activity is one that people often do

      the traditional drink after work

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