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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 Armisen gave O’Brien an earful of the accents associated with assorted states and cities, Portland included. oregonlive, "‘Portlandia’ star Fred Armisen shows off what he thinks is the ‘Portland accent,’ on ‘Conan’," 22 Nov. 2019 After a sumptuous lunch of shrimp, charcuterie, and assorted desserts, Trump took Maples into his private cabin and reëmerged about ninety minutes later. Peter Osnos, The New Yorker, "Editing Donald Trump," 3 Nov. 2019 Family owned and operated since 1988, the Mousehouse offers 145 different varieties of assorted cheeses produced in their own factories. Josh Gelman, CBS News, "Man's trip to a cheese shop helps unravel Wisconsin missing persons case," 1 Nov. 2019 Look for Bratwurst, Bauernwurst, Knockwurst, Sauerbraten mit Knoedel, Schnitzel on a Roll, German potato salad, sauerkraut or red cabbage, Semmel and assorted German cakes. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Oktoberfest bringing German culture to Agriculture Center; A Culinary Experience fundraiser," 30 Sep. 2019 This crystal-style platter is the perfect starting block to layer on favorites like brie, sharp cheddar, and goat cheese alongside jams and assorted nuts. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "10 must-have deals from Anthropologie's incredible sale," 18 Nov. 2019 Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s era-jumping family drama put assorted Pearsons in peril. Dan Snierson,, "This Is Us producers on what's ailing Rebecca — and that fight with Randall," 13 Nov. 2019 This isn't Carhartt's first collaboration with a Detroit music giant: The company has worked for several years with Eminem on assorted projects. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Motown teams up with Carhartt for fashion, merchandise line," 11 Nov. 2019 The resulting buzz from those famous gigs and songs are represented with a sheaf of label paperwork: proposals, contracts and other assorted legalese, marked up with Buckley’s astute questions and comments. Jordan Runtagh,, "New Book of Jeff Buckley’s Journals and Belongings Offers a Vivid Self-Portrait of the Late Artist," 31 Oct. 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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8 Dec 2019

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“Assorted.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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