- classical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to ancient Greek or Latin literature, art, or culture. 2) (of a form of art or a language) representing an exemplary standard within a long-established form. 3) (of music) of long-established form or style or (more specifically) written in the European tradition between approximately 1750 and 1830. 4) relating to the first significant period of an area of study: classical Marxism.DERIVATIVES classically adverb.
English terms dictionary. 2015.