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.
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First Known Use of multilayered

1923, in the meaning defined above

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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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