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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Smokey sings • River Days has partnered this year with the Motown Museum for assorted activities, including Friday night's headlining performance by Smokey Robinson — which will likely be his biggest Detroit homecoming performance in some time. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "River Days 2019: Five things to know, including fest's new location, Smokey details," 20 June 2019 It is comfortably cramped and made all that much homier thanks to the assorted black and white photos of Louisville decorating the walls, with pictures of famous individuals with Louisville ties mixed in for good measure. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Highland Morning may be a Bardstown Road staple, but it fails to impress," 19 June 2019 Papusas come with chicken and cheese, beans and cheese, pork and cheese, but the Vasquezes have been known to make breakfast papusas with local eggs and chorizo and vegetarian papusas with assorted vegetables. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Find OMG tamales at the new location for 3 in 1 Restaurant," 18 June 2019 They are portrayed with transformative glee by a cast of deliciously assorted shapes, sizes and countenances: L Morgan Lee, James Jackson Jr., John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Jason Veasey and Antwayn Hopper. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ Is a Self-Portrait in a Hall of Mirrors," 17 June 2019 The search turned up 8 pounds of meth, 100 grams of heroin and fentanyl, 100 grams of marijuana, approximately 1 gallon of GHB, cash, a shotgun, and assorted drug paraphernalia. Carol Robinson |,, "4 arrested, 8 pounds of meth seized in Lee County drug raid," 14 June 2019 This certainly means taking oversight seriously, and the assorted misbehaviors of the Trump administration must surely be on the agenda. Jay Cost, National Review, "Congress Should Fix Itself before Reclaiming Its Power," 14 June 2019 In addition to his band, the lineup for the new music and food festival includes Eva Ybarra, Tropa Musica, Volcán, Los De Esta Noche, El Tallercito Del Son and assorted mariachi, norteño and son jarocho musicians. Hector Saldana,, "Piñata Protest, restaurant musicians celebrated at Talón Fest in San Antonio," 13 June 2019 Natalie Image, Simone McIntosh, Ashley Dixon, Philip Horst, Laura Krumm and Andrew Manea play assorted wood nymphs and forest denizens. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Fairy tale-like ‘Rusalka’ comes to SF Opera with stellar cast," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of assorted

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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