tropical Definition

  • 1relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn)
  • 2of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

Using tropical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tropical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The tropical rainforest is home to many unique species.

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    I love the tropical climate, but it can be too hot for some people.

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    We enjoyed a tropical vacation on the beach.

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    Tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapples are my favorite.

tropical Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for tropical

Phrases with tropical

  • a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.


    The tropical storm caused widespread damage to the coastal areas.

  • fish that are native to tropical waters, often kept in aquariums for their bright colors and interesting patterns.


    The pet store had a wide variety of tropical fish for sale.

  • a disease that is prevalent in or exclusive to tropical regions, often caused by parasites or insect-borne viruses.


    Malaria is a common tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes.


Summary: tropical in Brief

The term 'tropical' [ˈtrɒpɪkəl] refers to things related to or situated in the tropics, which is the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. It describes weather or climate that is hot and humid, as in the tropics. Examples include tropical rainforests, climate, fruits, and storms. Phrases like 'tropical fish' and 'tropical disease' denote things that are native to or prevalent in tropical regions.

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