mul·​ti·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce multicultural (audio) , -ˌtī-, -ˈkəl-chə- How to pronounce multicultural (audio) \

Definition of multicultural

: of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse cultures a multicultural society multicultural education a multicultural menu

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Other Words from multicultural

multiculturally \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb

Examples of multicultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sarah Shear, assistant professor of social studies and multicultural education at the University of Washington-Bothell, and colleagues led a 2015 study on history curriculums for K-12 students across the United States. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "These Arizona schools focus on Native culture and traditions rather than Thanksgiving," 26 Nov. 2019 For 18 years Rabbi Donna Berman has been executive director of the Charter Oak Cultural Center, a multicultural center that promotes social justice through the arts. Nancy Schoeffler,, "Women Of Distinction: Meet 30 remarkable leaders," 21 Nov. 2019 At East West, staying relevant means continuing to be an inclusive space, where artists can explore all aspects of their identity, especially as the country becomes more multicultural. Makeda Easter,, "For race-specific theater companies, the fight for diversity onstage is far from over," 13 June 2019 Canada is multicultural, yes, that doesn’t mean its media is; the industry that is supposed to inform this country is whitewashed, and its information is whitewashed too. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "The Great White Nope," 13 Dec. 2019 The cuisine’s multicultural influences reflect the many changes to this nation’s political boundaries over time as well as the Armenian diaspora. Janelle Bitker,, "The San Francisco Chronicle’s best cookbooks of 2019," 29 Nov. 2019 There was a short musical preview of the new show, which is described as a multicultural telling of the Christmas story, which begins Friday. Dewayne Bevil,, "Gaylord Palms breaks out Ice exhibit with ‘Polar Express’ plus more Christmas activities," 25 Nov. 2019 There are implications of something revolutionary: throwaway references to unwed mothers in Istanbul and cash embezzled from refugees, montages of multicultural womanhood, a quick shot of birth control pills that kinda killed me. Darren Franich,, "Charlie's Angels unleashes a riotous Kristen Stewart on movie that is try-hard trash: EW review," 12 Nov. 2019 The skateboarding Ronnie Anne works to adjust to her new surroundings while shunning a female cousin's attempt to dress up with urban style and making new friends in a multicultural city., "‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of multicultural

1935, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2020

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“Multicultural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of multicultural

: relating to or including many different cultures


mul·​ti·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌməl-ˌtē-ˈkəl-chə-rəl How to pronounce multicultural (audio) \

Kids Definition of multicultural

: relating to or made up of several different cultures a multicultural society

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