- 1 being part of the beliefs, customs, or way of life of a particular group of people, that have not changed for a long time traditional dress It's traditional for Americans to eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day. traditional values
- 2(sometimes disapproving) following older methods and ideas rather than modern or different ones synonym conventional traditional methods of teaching Their marriage is very traditional. opposite nontraditional
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NAmE//trəˈdɪʃənəli//adverb The festival is traditionally held in May. Housework has traditionally been regarded as women's work.