Meaning of “distinctive” in the English Dictionary

"distinctive" in British English

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distinctiveadjective

uk /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv/ us /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv/

C1 Something that is distinctive is easy to recognize because it is different from other things:

a distinctive smell/taste
She's got a very distinctive voice.

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distinctively
adverb uk /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv.li/ us /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv.li/
distinctiveness
noun [ U ] uk /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv.nəs/ us /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv.nəs/

(Definition of “distinctive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distinctive" in American English

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distinctiveadjective

us /dɪˈstɪŋk·tɪv/

marking something as clearly different from others:

a distinctive flavor/writing style
distinctively
adverb /dɪˈstɪŋ·tɪv·li/

(Definition of “distinctive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)