What does Tropical mean?

Definitions for Tropical
ˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6 ; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5Trop·i·cal

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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

How to pronounce Tropical?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Tropical in sign language?

  1. tropical

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

Examples of Tropical in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Trenberth:

    The heat fuels storms of all sorts and contributes to very heavy rain events and flooding, the observed increases of upper( ocean heat content) support higher sea surface temperatures and atmospheric moisture, and fuel tropical storms to become more intense, bigger and longer-lasting, thereby increasing their potential for damage.

  2. Ken Graham:

    Half of the fatalities in these tropical systems occur with the storm surge.

  3. Jodie Rummer:

    We know that many of these tropical populations of reef fishes cannot tolerate dramatic increases in temperatures for extended periods of time. So it may be just a matter of time before the fish start feeling the heat as well, we’re watching them closely.

  4. 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.

  5. Richard Betts:

    Although the series of annual levels of CO2 have always seen a year-on-year increase since 1958, driven by fossil fuel burning and deforestation, the rate of rise isn't perfectly even because there are fluctuations in the response of ecosystem carbon sinks, especially tropical forests, overall, these are expected to be weaker than normal for a second year running.

Images & Illustrations of Tropical

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