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Definition of Topical


  1. Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.
  2. Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics.
  3. Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.

Topical Quotations

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years.
Al Yankovic

The hardest song to write is a protest song, a topical song with meaning.
Joan Baez

Anytime you open your mouth there's going to be someone who's put off. I try to deal with that by keeping the topical portions of my show brief. I realize that some people wish my comments were briefer.
John Hall

What's most galvanizing for me is the opportunity to be topical and relevant and entertaining. That's the holy grail.
Kathryn Bigelow

I'm a creature of adaptation. I take advantage of the second and the moment. My comedy breathes; it's not really that predictable. I do have a linear style, but other than that, there's a lot of abstract. I just go off on what I'm thinking. I'm not that topical. I like to talk about me and my experiences.
Tommy Davidson
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Topical Translations

topical in Dutch is tegenwoordig, actueel
topical in Italian is conforme al tempo
topical in Swedish is aktuell