multicultural

adjective
mul·ti·cul·tur·al | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈkəlch-rəl , -ˌtī- , -ˈkəl-chə- \

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

multiculturalism \-rə-ˌli-zəm \ noun
multiculturalist \-rə-list \ noun or adjective
multiculturally \-rə-lē \ adverb

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Harrell, a Carnegie Mellon University grad, holds a master’s degree in international education policy from Harvard University and another master’s in multicultural education from Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. Carolyne Zinko, SFChronicle.com, "A drag wedding, but not in the way you think," 5 July 2018 For all that the world’s focus, for the last five weeks, has been on the multicultural carnival wheeling around Russia, the World Cup’s impact stretches far beyond the borders of its host. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Four Countries. Two Games. One Goal.," 12 July 2018 The exterior is a multicultural monument, expressing cultural diversity instead of concealing it beneath a cloak of orthodox neoclassicism or modernism. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The national African-American museum still stirs the soul — and drops hints of what to expect at the Obama Presidential Center," 11 July 2018 Music is a passion point for our young, multicultural audience and who better to provide a daily dose of the biggest names in music entertainment and breaking pop culture news than radio icon Big Boy. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Fuse Media and iHeartMedia to Televise 'Big Boy's Neighborhood' Radio Show: Exclusive," 9 July 2018 This issue of income inequality transcends the demographics of our multicultural state and impacts our neighbors and co-workers alike. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 San Diego’s multicultural inner-city neighborhoods and affluent coastal enclaves now vote Democratic, while the county’s inland suburbs and rural hamlets retain, albeit diminished, their conservative traits. Dan Walters, SFChronicle.com, "Turning San Diego County blue," 20 June 2018 The group then second-lines over to Brennan's for 1 p.m. to enjoy a multicultural, five-course meal curated by chef Slade Rushing. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Watch video of rats romping through French Quarter restaurant," 5 June 2018 Editor’s note: This story was previously published on EstroHaze, a multimedia company highlighting the business and lifestyles of multicultural women in the cannabis industry. Estrohaze, The Root, "Oregon’s Budtender of the Year Shares How She Used Budtending as a Stepping-Stone for Her Career," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of multicultural

1935, in the meaning defined above

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multicultural

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of multicultural

: relating to or including many different cultures

multicultural

adjective
mul·ti·cul·tur·al | \ ˌməl-ˌtē-ˈkəl-chə-rəl \

Kids Definition of multicultural

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

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