relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
"tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"
of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
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
rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'tropical' in Adjectives Frequency: #667
The numerical value of tropical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of tropical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s primarily a tropical disease, and I think it will stay that way.
Action today can avoid losses due to Tropical Storm Florence to Virginia.
Every tropical fish seems to have punched their ticket for Southern California.
It's considered to be the most vulnerable large nation on earth for tropical cyclones.
In tropical countries there is a desire to avoid physical work and even walk, we're all driven to conserve energy.
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Translations for tropical
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- مداري, استوائيArabic
- tropaigeachScottish Gaelic
- tropikus, trópusiHungarian
- 回帰線, 熱帯Japanese
- 熱帶, 열대Korean
- tropiskNorwegian Nynorsk
- tropicală, tropicalRomanian
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