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 multilayered (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 In the past 10 years, however, researchers have found greater success with multilayered coatings that incorporate tiny particles—some on the nanoscale—which reflect many wavelengths of light. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 21 May 2021 This thoughtful, multilayered and vividly engrossing movie, a portrait of the artist as a young Mumbai musician, is also a remarkably clear-eyed record of personal frustration, bitterness and failure. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2021 The writer-director duo of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini necessarily streamlined Brundage’s multilayered, multigenerational narrative. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 Biden’s choice to focus on the impact of menthol on health and mortality disparities is an important one, but a ban might not be the best way to fix such a multilayered problem. Lydia Wang,, 28 Apr. 2021 My advice is not to plant just the odd tree or bush, but to consider a comprehensive, multilayered plant-rich makeover, which will turn a problem location into a landscape asset. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 Complex multilayered pricing and billing structures from hyperscalers. Gaurav Aggarwal, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Your responsibilities may feel multilayered today as several different areas of life require your attention; tackling it all can be a daunting task. Tarot Astrologers,, 29 Dec. 2020 Mehretu came to prominence in the early 2000s for large, multilayered paintings that incorporated architectural diagrams and cityscapes. Jason Farago, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2021

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Multilayered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 multilayered (audio) \

Medical Definition of multilayered

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


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