tropical

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtrɒpɪkəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtrɑpɪkəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tropi kəl for 14, 6; trōpi kəl for 5)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
trop•i•cal /ˈtrɑpɪkəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of, relating to, or living in the tropics.
  2. Meteorologyvery hot and humid:tropical heat.
  3. Clothingused in or suitable for the tropics:tropical clothing.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
trop•i•cal  (tropi kəl for 1–4, 6; trōpi kəl for 5),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics, esp. the humid tropics:tropical flowers.
  2. Meteorologyvery hot and humid:a tropical climate.
  3. designed for use in the tropics or in very hot weather (often used in combination):tropical-weight woolens.
  4. Astronomyof or pertaining to either or both of the astronomical tropics.
  5. pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a trope or tropes;
    metaphorical.

n. 
  1. tropicals, lightweight clothing, suitable for warm, esp. summer weather.
trop′i•cali•ty, n. 
tropi•cal•ly, adv. 
  • tropic + -al1 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tropical /ˈtrɒpɪkəl/ adj
  1. situated in, used in, characteristic of, or relating to the tropics
  2. (of weather) very hot, esp when humid
  3. of or relating to a trope

ˌtropiˈcality n ˈtropically adv
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