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traditional

[truh-dish-uh-nl] /trəˈdɪʃ ə nl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to tradition.
2.
handed down by tradition.
3.
in accordance with tradition.
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the older styles of jazz, especially New Orleans style, Chicago style, Kansas City style, and Dixieland.
Compare mainstream (def 4).
Also, traditionary
[truh-dish-uh-ner-ee] /trəˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 1–3).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin trāditiōnālis. See tradition, -al1
Related forms
traditionality, noun
traditionally, adverb
antitraditional, adjective
antitraditionally, adverb
nontraditional, adjective
nontraditionally, adverb
nontraditionary, adjective
pretraditional, adjective
protraditional, adjective
quasi-traditional, adjective
quasi-traditionally, adverb
semitraditional, adjective
semitraditionally, adverb
untraditional, adjective
untraditionally, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. conventional, customary, established.
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British Dictionary definitions for traditionary

traditional

/trəˈdɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or being a tradition
2.
of or relating to the style of jazz originating in New Orleans, characterized by collective improvisation by a front line of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet accompanied by various rhythm instruments
Derived Forms
traditionality (trəˌdɪʃəˈnælɪtɪ) noun
traditionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for traditionary

traditional

dj.

c.1600, from tradition + -al (1). In reference to jazz, from 1950. Slang trad, short for trad(itional jazz) is recorded from 1956; its general use for "traditional" is recorded from 1963. Related: Traditionally.

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