Simple Definition of kaleidoscope
: a tube that has mirrors and loose pieces of colored glass or plastic inside at one end so that you see many different patterns when you turn the tube while looking in through the other end
: a changing pattern or scene
: a mixture of many different things
Full Definition of kaleidoscope
1 : an instrument containing loose bits of colored material (as glass or plastic) between two flat plates and two plane mirrors so placed that changes of position of the bits of material are reflected in an endless variety of patterns
2 : something resembling a kaleidoscope: as a : a variegated changing pattern or scene <a kaleidoscope of colors> b : a succession of changing phases or actions <a kaleidoscope of changing fashions> c : a diverse collection
Examples of kaleidoscope
The landscape was a kaleidoscope of changing colors.
Origin of kaleidoscope
Greek kalos beautiful + eidos form + English -scope — more at idyll
First Known Use: 1817
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