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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trop•i•calˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6 ; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5(adj.)

  1. pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics.

  2. very hot and humid.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Meteorology

  3. used in or suitable for the tropics.

    Category: Clothing

  4. of the nature of a trope; metaphorical.

Origin of tropical:

1520–30

trop′i•cal•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tropical(adjective)ˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5

    relating to the hottest places in the world

    a tropical island

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


Translations for tropical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tropical(adjective)

of the tropics

The climate there is tropical.

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