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

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 There will be multicultural and interfaith music, dance, poetry and Sufi Art displays, along with an artist reception for the Oneness exhibition for the gallery show that is at the Encinitas Community Center through June 30. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2022 These children were multicultural and often multilingual. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Canada prides itself for its multicultural and immigrant heritage and that heritage is evident in Canada’s tennis team. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Paris is indeed a multicultural city, but the extent of its diversity is difficult to quantify exactly because France largely prohibits the government from counting people by race or ethnicity. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 23 Jan. 2022 One of the show's judges, Melissa Leong, says that what Lee does with Taiwanese food this season reflects how MasterChef helps educate viewers about multicultural cooking that otherwise doesn't get the spotlight. Alicia Vrajlal,, 19 Apr. 2022 Entering Sei Less feels like a reflection of Mirjahangiry’s diverse and multicultural upbringing as well as his business savvy. Nishat Baig, Billboard, 18 Apr. 2022 In 2011 designer Virginia Figueras added her own imprint on the place, invoking the multicultural Barcelona way of life. Ann Abel, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The Sunset Park neighborhood, a multicultural area with large Hispanic and Asian populations, remained all but locked down through Tuesday afternoon. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of multicultural

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Multicultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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