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English definition of “quintessential”

quintessential

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌkwɪn·təˈsen·ʃəl/ us  
representing the most perfect or most typical example of something: a quintessential small town a quintessential athlete
quintessentially
adverb [not gradable]  /ˌkwɪn·təˈsen·ʃə·li/ us  
She is quintessentially American.
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