Definition of 'classical'
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Yet classical ballet is not colour blind. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Quantum theory has turned classical notions of the atom on their head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The only important thing to him was to study classical ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Learning a concept is learning its defining features according to classical theory. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)One thing she has been quite definite about is that she will give up classical ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Classical economic theory predicts that loss and gain are symmetrical and equally balanced. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)Highly recommended for lovers of classical ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some of the blocs owe much more than others do to classical race theory of the nineteenth century. Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (1995)Is classical music in good health? Times, Sunday Times (2012)In classical style, the composer and conductor have predetermined the outcome. Christianity Today (2000)While championing classical and contextual architecture, he determinedly broadened the magazine to include contemporary new work. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People still wanted classical architecture, but with plumbing that worked. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Finally, your thoughts about the future of classical music? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But our polls show that 80% of people prefer classical architecture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was into all forms of dance, but classical ballet was her favourite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After this, he plans to retire from classical ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yes, classical music is costly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I grew up with classical music. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But I do find the aesthetic value system of classical ballet quite limiting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've been more involved in classical music. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To reach its current position, it had to wrest ideological domination from the older, classical general theory. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)He said himself that his was probably the last generation to be subjected to what was still an essentially unchanged 19th-century Classical education. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A model of the modern Russian ballerina, she can handle contemporary and classical styles with equal aplomb. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Synonyms of 'classical'
Greek, Roman, Latin, Attic
Trends of 'classical'
Very Common. classical is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'classical'
British English: classical /ˈklæsɪkl/ ADJECTIVE
You use classical to describe something that is traditional in form, style, or content.
...classical, rock, and jazz music.
- American English: classical
- Arabic: تَقْلِيديّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: clássico
- Chinese: 古典的
- Croatian: klasičan
- Czech: klasický
- Danish: klassisk
- Dutch: klassiek klassiek
- European Spanish: clásico
- Finnish: klassinen
- French: classique
- German: klassisch
- Greek: κλασικός
- Italian: classico
- Japanese: 伝統的な
- Korean: 고전적인
- Norwegian: klassisk
- Polish: klasyczny
- European Portuguese: clássico
- Romanian: clasic
- Russian: классический
- Spanish: clásico
- Swedish: klassisk
- Thai: ตามแบบแผนดั้งเดิม
- Turkish: klasik
- Ukrainian: класичний
- Vietnamese: cổ điển
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