multiethnic

adjective
mul·​ti·​eth·​nic | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈeth-nik How to pronounce multiethnic (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multiethnic

: made up of people of various ethnicities a multiethnic country also : of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse ethnicities multiethnic literature

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Other Words from multiethnic

multiethnicity \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˌeth-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce multiethnicity (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ \ noun

Examples of multiethnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harris was prepared from a young age to know that society would label her as black, despite her multiethnic background as the daughter of an Indian immigrant mother and Jamaican immigrant father. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, "Spotlight on Kamala Harris exposes solitude of black women at top of politics," 20 June 2020 Others said white supremacists and far-right groups were responsible, pointing to online statements by adherents that the upheaval would hasten the collapse of a multiethnic, multicultural United States. BostonGlobe.com, "Many claim extremists are sparking protest violence, but which extremists?," 1 June 2020 Diamond Alexander, Fuller’s sister, addressed the growing multiethnic crowd in the courtyard behind Palmdale’s City Hall. Los Angeles Times, "Family of Robert Fuller, a Black man found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, demands ‘truth’," 13 June 2020 Instead Canada promotes its tolerance and diversity as part of its national ethos, particularly in its biggest city, Toronto, which is among the world’s most multiethnic. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Say Their Names’: Why the George Floyd protests resonate globally," 10 June 2020 In this multilingual, multiethnic world of nearly 60 million people—a disturbing number of whom were enslaved—hundreds of thousands of people in Europe, Africa and Asia saw their fortunes improve because of Caracalla’s law. Douglas Boin, Time, "Ancient Rome Thrived When the Empire Welcomed Immigrants. We Should Remember What Happened When That Changed," 9 June 2020 Others said white supremacists and far-right groups were responsible, pointing to online statements by adherents that the upheaval would hasten the collapse of a multiethnic, multicultural United States. BostonGlobe.com, "Many claim extremists are sparking protest violence, but which extremists?," 1 June 2020 Others said white supremacists and far-right groups were responsible, pointing to online statements by adherents that the upheaval would hasten the collapse of a multiethnic, multicultural United States. New York Times, "Many Claim Extremists Are Sparking Protest Violence. But Which Extremists?," 31 May 2020 Now most of the cosmetic brands have multicultural, multiethnic faces. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "IMG Models Chief Wants More Diverse Fashion World: "Let Me Tell You What You Need"," 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of multiethnic

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiethnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiethnic. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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multiethnic

adjective
How to pronounce multiethnic (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of multiethnic

: relating to or including people from many ethnic groups

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