multicultural

adjective
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

multiculturalism \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce multiculturalism (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun
multiculturalist \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​list , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun or adjective
multiculturally \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb

Examples of multicultural in a Sentence

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The national team’s 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday gave France a new set of heroes, many of whom represent the changing face of a diverse, multicultural country with which not all French citizens have yet reckoned. Elaine Ganley, The Seattle Times, "World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost," 17 July 2018 Canada’s largest city is home to one of the most multicultural populations in the world, which translates into a diverse range of things to do. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Toronto," 27 June 2018 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull often describes Australia as the most successful multicultural society in the world. Rod Mcguirk, Fox News, "Watchdog says Australia lawmakers increasingly exploit race," 6 Aug. 2018 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull often describes Australia as the most successful multicultural society in the world. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Watchdog says Australia lawmakers increasingly exploit race," 6 Aug. 2018 With World Cup semifinals are set, Grant Wahl and Brian Straus acknowledge how England, France and Belgium have thrived with rosters that represent multiple players of unique, multicultural backgrounds. SI.com, "World Cup Daily Podcast: Exploring the Multicultural English, French and Belgian Rosters," 8 July 2018 Much of the excitement over this wedding stems from the bride’s multicultural background, which has drawn interest from people from around the world. Noel Murray, New York Times, "How to Watch the Royal Wedding," 17 May 2018 In Walker & Company Brands, Procter & Gamble acquires the cachet of an emerging player in healthy and beauty focused on serving the country’s growing multicultural customer base. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color," 12 Dec. 2018 During a California Polytechnic State University multicultural weekend, white members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity dressed as gang members — one in blackface. New York Times, "What’s the Biggest Challenge for Colleges and Universities?," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of multicultural

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multicultural was in 1935

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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 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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