Definition of extracurricular in English:

extracurricular

adjective

  • 1(of an activity at a school or college) pursued in addition to the normal course of study.

    ‘extracurricular activities include sports, drama, music, chess’
    • ‘Apart from regular studies, the children also learn various extra-curricular activities like painting, vocal and instrumental music and classical dance.’
    • ‘This is a thriving school offering a very rounded education as it includes many extra-curricular activities aimed at developing the whole person.’
    • ‘The school also boasted achievements in sports and other extra-curricular activities.’
    • ‘In the summertime, the bases hire college students from the United States to oversee extra-curricular activities for children.’
    • ‘To this end, many schools put an emphasis on sporting and other extra-curricular activities to make school fun, rather than a burden.’
    • ‘A ban on school sports and other extra-curricular activities last week led to thousands of students streaming out of schools, many holding roadside demonstrations to demand that the government meet the teachers' demands.’
    • ‘The programme is a part both of the curriculum elective courses and of the extra-curricular activities of the students, for which they receive grades.’
    • ‘The award scheme is proving very popular amongst the pupils and after the success of the hike on Sunday will no doubt remain a popular extra-curricular activity at the school.’
    • ‘Gone are the days when competitions were an extra-curricular activity in colleges.’
    • ‘Studies could include maths, English, science, a language, a humanities subject, some vocational study plus extra-curricular activities to be introduced in 2010.’
    • ‘In addition to her extra-curricular activities at school, she is the president of the Dawson Community Group Conferencing Society and was a founding board member of the Dawson City Arts Society.’
    • ‘The extra hours will be used to give children under 14 breakfast and offer extra-curricular activities, including homework clubs, sport, drama groups and visits to museums and galleries.’
    • ‘He believes the move would spark a decline in school sport and other extra-curricular activities.’
    • ‘And in addition, he says, the shift in the timetable will give youngsters more time to take advantage of sporting and extra-curricular activities at the school, as well as pursue other interests out of school.’
    • ‘Students will also get more time to study as well as for extra-curricular activities.’
    • ‘I dropped out after two weeks when I realized I'd burnt out on extra-curricular activities in high school and couldn't bring myself to care anymore.’
    • ‘Monitoring of pupils at all levels is exceptionally effective while pastoral care and extra-curricular activities, including music and sport, were also praised.’
    • ‘A ban on school sports and extra-curricular activities remained in place.’
    • ‘He said that it also damaged the extent to which schools were prepared to engage in extra-curricular activities, such as debating, sport or drama because exams become the be all and end all.’
    • ‘It could also reflect extra-curricular activities such as voluntary work and sport.’
    1. 1.1humorous Outside the normal routine, especially that provided by a job or marriage.
      ‘Harriet's extracurricular sweetheart’
      • ‘But since I made public my extra-curricular activities with that woman who shall remain nameless, I have kept to the straight and narrow.’
      • ‘Those tips can be useful reminders, especially if you're the kind of person who plans so many extra-curricular activities that you hardly see your partner unless you schedule a rendezvous.’
      • ‘It looks like common sense to be sure my partner and I can fulfill each other's sexual needs. Otherwise, someone is likely to go extra-curricular... and there goes the marriage’

Pronunciation

extracurricular

/ˌekstrəkəˈrikyələr/