mul·​ti·​lay·​ered | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈlā-ərd How to pronounce multilayered (audio) , -ˌtī-, -ˈlerd \
variants: or multilayer \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈlā-​ər How to pronounce multilayer (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈler \

Definition of multilayered

: having or involving several distinct layers, strata, or levels

Examples of multilayered in a Sentence

The novel's plot is multilayered.
Recent Examples on the Web Now put all your pieces together to create a multilayered mobile. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Balance the Forces within a Mobile," 19 Dec. 2019 Putting all of these pieces together was a disorderly and multilayered process, full of frantic creative bursts, missed deadlines, countless revisions and contributions from some of the biggest names in the music world. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "How Queen and Slim's Filmmakers Captured the Past, Present and Future of Black Music," 22 Nov. 2019 Frog Hollow is a multilayered, ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, home to immigrants from many nations., "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 24 Oct. 2019 Perhaps her connection to youthful idealism is what sustains Theron in her multilayered life. Sophie Elmhirst, Glamour, "Charlize Theron's Secret to Success: 'Don't Take Any Shit'," 22 Oct. 2019 It's gotten so bad, her ex has already had to make a statement—which may either be really bad for her chances with Peter or make for an intriguing, multilayered character. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Jade Gilliland, the 'Bachelor' Star Vying for Peter's Heart?," 20 Sep. 2019 Pluto, which has a multilayered atmosphere, moons and other features commonly associated with planets, is also influenced by Neptune's gravity. Fox News, "NASA chief says Pluto is a planet: 'It’s the way I learned it'," 29 Aug. 2019 The owners of this Boston-area home wanted utter calm and comfort for their dining room, but their tastes skewed more multilayered than minimalist., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 14 Sep. 2019 Each multilayered creation isn’t necessarily focused on wearability, trends, or even appealing to a mass market. Teen Vogue, "Meet Femail Forever, the Brand Changing the Fashion Industry via Snail Mail," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of multilayered

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Multilayered.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of multilayered

: having or involving three or more layers or levels


mul·​ti·​lay·​ered | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈlā-ərd, -ˈle(-ə)rd How to pronounce multilayered (audio) \
variants: or multilayer \ -​ˈlā-​ər, -​ˈle(-​ə)r How to pronounce multilayer (audio) \

Medical Definition of multilayered

: having or involving several distinct layers, strata, or levels multilayered epidermis a multilayered personality

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