The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Metropolitantra


Metropolitantra (n.)

Variables: Metropoltantric (adj.), Metropolitantrism (n.).

Roots: Metropolitan & Tantra (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: Of relating to a culture of rituals, practices or patterns which celebrate, or hold in awe, a metropolitan environment.

Example: “I couldn’t cope anymore with all that jazz you know,” said Sarah, “with all the metropolitantra that Paris had to offer. I crept quietly into my own niche in Grenoble, where I formed a small community of recluses like myself.”


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Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.