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Definition of assorted

1 : suited especially by nature or character an ill-assorted pair
2 : consisting of various kinds assorted chocolates

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Examples of assorted in a Sentence

a box of assorted cheeses a box of assorted chocolates
Recent Examples on the Web One percenters, stupid criminals, strippers, a Burmese python with a starring role, an orange-haired buffoon, and assorted hapless victims who manage to be at the wrong place at the wrong time are guaranteed to keep you laughing. Globe Staff,, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 In a change of pace, not one Blue Lives Matter flag could be seen flying with the assorted Trump flags held by the 150 or so Trump supporters on the street. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "'Pick a side': Oregon protesters ring in New Year's Day with ultimatum for police," 4 Jan. 2021 The series featuring international glass-blowing artists competing in assorted challenges returns for a second season. oregonlive, "Winter TV 2021: Premiere dates for new and returning midseason shows," 30 Dec. 2020 In pre-pandemic times, the typical sidewalk parade of assorted furry creatures — led by their human companions clutching plastic bags of doggy poop — could seem a blur, hardly worth noticing. Washington Post, "Traveling through the pandemic in the company of dogs," 18 Dec. 2020 Early seating: $45/person, includes four-course meal of assorted tapas, salad, surf and turf entrée and dessert. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Ring in 2021 with a bang & a bite," 23 Dec. 2020 These reusable face masks are made with assorted fabrics, including cotton. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "12 bestselling face masks we covered in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Pankhurst was born in 1882 to a storied activist family whose home bustled with visits from assorted radicals, socialists, and anarchists. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, "The uncompromising life and legacy of activist Sylvia Pankhurst," 23 Dec. 2020 Several assorted bunkers and other buildings remain as relics from those missile batteries in Kincaid Park, Arctic Valley, and at the end of Knik Goose Bay Road. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In the midst of the Cold War, Alaska’s effort to spread Christmas cheer involved sending a small herd of reindeer to D.C.," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of assorted

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of assorted was circa 1797

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16 Jan 2021

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“Assorted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of assorted

: including several kinds


as·​sort·​ed | \ ə-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce assorted (audio) \

Kids Definition of assorted

1 : made up of various kinds assorted chocolates
2 : suited to one another : matching or fitting together They looked at Dorothy and her strangely assorted company with wondering eyes …— L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

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