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

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

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Its body is a World War II army helmet, and other body parts are made from assorted recycled metal pieces. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 International Smoke offers a three-course meal including Smoked Beef Bone ($9), Doggy Loco Moco of ground beef and rice ($11) and assorted treats such as a bowl of milk bones for dessert ($12). Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Can I have a doggie bag? These pet-friendly restaurants dish up canine cuisine," 1 July 2019 Donburi, or rice bowls, are the most affordable options, starting at about $17 for a tempura bowl, with a chirashi (assorted fish over rice) coming in at about $30. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "One of Mexico City’s Hottest Restaurant Groups Fuses Mexican and Japanese Influences," 29 June 2019 Known for his celebrity murals, Mecier took Alkhouli's assorted keepsakes and turned them into a unified portrait. CBS News, "Meet the Syrian migrant boy whose story became a portrait," 28 June 2019 There are the assorted brutal uniform combos, like solid black and orange over black. Paul Lukas,, "The Uni Watch Design Challenge: Let's Update the Cincinnati Bengals’ Uniform," 27 June 2019 There are the assorted brutal uniform combos, like solid black and orange over black. Dave Clark,, "Cincinnati Bengals' uniforms zinged in Uni Watch Design Challenge on," 27 June 2019 In Four Men Shaking: Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher (Shambhala, $16.95), Shainberg tries to make sense of his relationships with these oddly assorted gurus. Christopher Tayler, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 24 June 2019 Their respective Instagram pages are a sneak peek into la Casa Pratt, a home overflowing with assorted crystals and Spencer's tie-dye T-shirts. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's Son Gunner Is Off-the-Charts Adorable," 22 June 2019

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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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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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