mul·​ti·​cul·​tur·​al ˌməl-tē-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce multicultural (audio)
-ˈkəl-chə- How to pronounce multicultural (audio)
: of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse cultures
a multicultural society
multicultural education
a multicultural menu

Examples of multicultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in Grape Day Park, a multicultural holiday festival will take place with entertainment, a Santa’s Village, inflatables, shopping, food and more. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2023 Many of the vendors have multicultural backgrounds and roots in the South Bay. Roxana Becerril, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 As hostility toward minorities rises, Kabir’s work highlights the subcontinent’s rich history of religious coexistence, and many academics, artists, and activists are using his words to express pride in India’s multicultural community. Kalpana Jain, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 In the past, some of Mickey's multicultural celebrations have included Nowruz, which is the Persian New Year; Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights; and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Pearl’s intention for both the digital and physical spaces is to create opportunities for connection and support across multicultural communities. Essence, 6 Nov. 2023 In just 12 years, Shiv Nadar has created a vast and diverse community of researchers, scientists, and industry experts from all over the world to show a multicultural educational experience creates better solutions to global challenges and bigger opportunities for collaboration. Foreign Affairs, 7 Sep. 2023 But research shows that even in multicultural communities, social segregation among community members of different racial backgrounds persists. Eva Rothenberg, CNN, 1 Sep. 2023 Wagner’s operas are enjoyed by countless multicultural audiences, who in most cases take them as entirely separate from the man who created them and his political and social views. Howard Murphy, Rolling Stone, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multicultural was in 1935

Dictionary Entries Near multicultural

Cite this Entry

“Multicultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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mul·​ti·​cul·​tur·​al ˌməl-ti-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce multicultural (audio) -ˌtī- How to pronounce multicultural (audio)
: of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse cultures
a multicultural society
multiculturalism noun
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