assorted

adjective

as·​sort·​ed ə-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce assorted (audio)
1
: suited especially by nature or character
an ill-assorted pair
2
: consisting of various kinds
assorted chocolates

Examples of assorted in a Sentence

a box of assorted cheeses a box of assorted chocolates
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of assorted was circa 1797

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“Assorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assorted. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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assorted

adjective
as·​sort·​ed ə-ˈsȯrt-əd How to pronounce assorted (audio)
1
: consisting of various kinds
assorted cheeses
2
: matching or fitting together
an ill-assorted pair

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