Definition of archetypal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɑːkiˈtaɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːrkiˈtaɪpl//
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having all the important qualities that make somebody/something a typical example of a particular kind of person or thing The Beatles were the archetypal pop group. It was the archetypal British suburb, built in the 1930s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: archetypal