mul·​ti·​col·​ored ˌməl-tē-ˈkə-lərd How to pronounce multicolored (audio)
: having more than two colors : multicolor sense 1
With a single stroke the octopus glommed onto a multicolored rock and immediately assumed that rock's coloring—shades of reds, browns and yellows.E. M. Swift

Examples of multicolored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Cyber Monday, try on Marni’s multicolored mohair version. Porter Simmons, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 Here’s a clue, NBA: These busy, bright, multicolored courts distract the eye like crazy and destroy for the viewers a very visual game. Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 The multicolored, lightweight tubes can be pulled and twisted in all kinds of shapes and expanded or contracted thanks to the accordion material. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 And in 1991, Linda Evangelista strutted down the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier in a red dress, tights, and shoes, with a multicolored coat. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2023 One more features the parents inside leaning over Riot who is laying on a multicolored blanket. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Sep. 2023 The leaves are becoming more multicolored as October approaches. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 26 Sep. 2023 The sea of black T-shirts on the pitch became a field of multicolored ponchos, and raindrops were bouncing visibly off the surface of the stage. Dan Brooks, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Beyond the multicolored shops, red brick streets packed with performers, and quays filled with sailboats that draw visitors to the town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland, is a memorial to a tragedy that occurred an ocean away. Claire Fahy,, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multicolored was in 1837

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“Multicolored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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: having, made up of, or including many colors

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