Definition of “archetype” - English Dictionary

“archetype” in British English

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archetypenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑː.kɪ.taɪp/ us /ˈɑːr.kə.taɪp/
archetypal
adjective uk /ˌɑː.kɪˈtaɪ.pəl/ us /ˌɑːr.kəˈtaɪ.pəl/ also archetypical,

an archetypal English gentleman
archetypically
adverb uk /ˌɑː.kɪˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌɑːr.kəˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/

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

“archetype” in American English

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archetypenoun [ C ]

/ˈɑr·kɪˌtɑɪp/

literature the original model or a perfect example of something

archetypal
adjective [ not gradable ] /ˌɑr·kɪˈtɑɪ·pəl/

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