Are there other meanings to this?

I’m just wondering if this word only applies as a musical term, or is traditional acceptable also?

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Classical and traditional don’t mean exactly the same thing. Traditional is 伝統的.

This word isn’t exclusive to music or anything.


古典 is like “the classics”, as in a “classic” book. I can’t really translate the Japanese definition I checked very well, but it seems to me like “traditional” would not be appropriate here.


I’ve always considered 古典的/classical to be more like looking at a Greek sculpture or Shakespeare play. It’s old and important culturally, but it wouldn’t be 伝統的/traditional because it’s not a set of continued actions or customs repeated by a group of people.


Thanks all

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