Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “typical”

typical

adjective uk   /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl/ us  
B1 showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from a particular group of things: I must look like the typical tourist with my shorts and my camera. This sort of hot and spicy food is very typical of the food in the south of the country. Typical symptoms would include severe headaches, vomiting and dizziness. disapproving showing all the bad characteristics that you expect from someone or something, often in a way that is annoying: It's just typical of Ian to spend all that money on the equipment and then lose interest half way through the course. "He phoned in at the last minute to say he wasn't coming." "Typical!"
(Definition of typical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of typical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “typical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More