- 1 having the usual qualities or features of a particular type of person, thing, or group synonym representative a typical Italian café This is a typical example of Roman pottery. typical of somebody/something This meal is typical of local cuisine. typical for somebody/something The weather at the moment is not typical for July. opposite atypical
- 2happening in the usual way; showing what something is usually like synonym normal A typical working day for me begins at 7:30. On a typical day, we receive about 50 letters. Typical interview questions are “Why do you want to study law?” or “Why did you choose this college?” opposite untypical
- 3typical (of somebody/something) (often disapproving) behaving in the way that you expect It was typical of her to forget. He spoke with typical enthusiasm. (informal) She's late again—typical!
adjectivejump to other results