Anything done traditionally is done according to customs handed down over time. Traditionally, dessert is served after a meal, although many kids would love to change that one. Cake for dinner, anyone?

Traditions are ways of doing things that have been passed down through the generations, like having birthday candles on birthday cakes. Add an -ally and tada! Tradition becomes the adverb traditionally. The word traditionally means something is happening according to a tradition: the way it’s been done for a while. Traditionally, your friends sing an off-key birthday song while you blow out your candles. Traditionally, people hang decorations for holidays. Traditionally, Scottish men wear kilts.

Definitions of traditionally
  1. adverb

    according to tradition; in a traditional manner

    traditionally, we eat fried foods on Hanukah”

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