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

Examples of multicultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twenty years ago, diversity meant showing appreciation for employees’ differences by holding multicultural potluck lunches, Joun said., "Top Places to Work: Diversity edition," 26 Apr. 2021 The Gilded Wolves takes a similar tack, following a multicultural crew of magical thieves in 19th-century Paris who attempt to pull off a heist that could change the world. Sadie Gennis, Vulture, "11 Fantasy Novels to Read After Bingeing Shadow and Bone," 26 Apr. 2021 Pope, an expert on multicultural education, said these incidents not only affect the district but the student and their family. NBC News, "Zoom fails: Virtual classrooms expose teachers' racist, offensive rants," 26 Apr. 2021 Simeon’s on a quest to reclaim the cuisine for his fellow Hawaiians — to really capture the multicultural nuances of what people actually eat there. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "'Crying in H Mart' taught me the value of eating through grief," 26 Apr. 2021 And their reach has grown: The sisters have launched a website,, that contains resources for teaching history from a multicultural perspective. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "To fight racial injustice, let’s listen to youth," 25 Apr. 2021 Less than a decade later, Green returned to his alma mater as an employee — and stayed for 25 years, first working in admissions and then as the director of multicultural affairs and community outreach. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Rev. William Green Sr., advocate for educational opportunity, dies at 66," 24 Apr. 2021 The artifacts reflect the multicultural influences on Afghanistan, an important center of trade and commerce, according to Fredrik Hiebert, an archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow who studies the country. Ben Fox, The Christian Science Monitor, "Afghanistan welcomes home looted art despite concerns about the Taliban," 23 Apr. 2021 Sugihara brings up Gold Open, a movement focused on promoting the opening weekend success of multicultural films, on which CAPE has partnered with the nonprofit Gold House. Kat Moon, Time, "Yuh-Jung Youn Is an Oscar Frontrunner. There’s an Important History Behind Her Awards Season Success," 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of multicultural

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Multicultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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