Definition of Tropicalia in US English:

Tropicalia

(also Tropicália)

noun

  • An artistic and cultural movement that arose in Brazil in the late 1960s, characterized by the fusion of traditional Brazilian culture with foreign influences; specifically: the style of popular music associated with this movement; = tropicalismo.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From Brazilian Portuguese Tropicália, apparently from tropical + -ia.