What does tropical mean?

Definitions for tropicalˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6 ; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tropical, tropic(adj)

    relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)

    "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"

  2. tropical(adj)

    of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic

    "tropical year"

  3. tropical(adj)

    characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

  4. tropical, tropic(adj)

    of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

    "tropical weather"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tropical(noun)

    of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases

  2. Tropical(noun)

    rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical

Freebase

  1. Tropical

    Musica tropical or tropical music is a broad term for vocal and instrumental music with "tropical" flavor usually associated with Caribbean music. It is part of an even broader category of Latin music. Usually it is an upbeat dance music, but also includes ballads. It features complex, syncopated rhythms and draws from traditional music forms. Its sound is based on traditional percussion and string musical instruments, such as timbales, congas, bongo, the tres, but can also incorporate other instruments and advanced machinery, such as synthesizers and drum machines. The term "tropical" is commonly used as a music format by Latin music radio stations. Among the most popular tropical styles are salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. Tropical music entered Chile first in the 1930s with the guaracha. In the 1940s mambo and cha cha cha orchestras became a popular form of tropical music in Chile. In the 1960s cumbia entered Chile and leaving a long-lasting impact on tropical music in that country.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tropical' in Adjectives Frequency: #667

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tropical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tropical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scotland Brooks Koepka:

    It's going to sound stupid, but it felt like a tropical storm growing up in Florida, like the winds like that, i wouldn't say a hurricane, because I think that's a bit extreme, but it resembled a tropical storm.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    While we were calling them neglected tropical diseases, the 'tropical' part is probably a misnomer, most of the world's neglected tropical diseases are in wealthy countries. It's the poor living among the wealthy.

  3. Deborah Lawrence:

    Tropical forests are often talked about as the 'lungs of the earth,' but they're more like the sweat glands, they give off a lot of moisture, which helps keep the planet cool. That crucial function is lost – and even reversed – when forests are destroyed.

  4. Peter Hotez:

    Whenever you are dealing with an infectious disease issue you are often dealing with people in the marginalized portions of society, here in Texas, where we often find widespread tropical disease outbreaks, it is almost always the poor and the homeless who are affected.

  5. Zoe Richards:

    Today, the ancient tombs of the royal burial complexes are one of the few parts of the ancient Leluh site that remain intact, much of the historical site is overgrown by the tropical forest and has succumbed to hundreds of years of tropical weather and tidal inundation, and some parts of the site have been dismantled and reused in modern construction.

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