Archetypal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɑːrkiˈtaɪpl|  American pronunciation of the word archetypal
Brit.  |ˌɑːkɪˈtʌɪp(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word archetypal

adjective

- representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned(syn: archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical)

archetypal patterns

Examples

Byron was the archetypal Romantic hero.

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