multiracial

adjective
mul·​ti·​ra·​cial | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce multiracial (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multiracial

: composed of, involving, or representing various races

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Other Words from multiracial

multiracialism \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈrā-​shə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce multiracialism (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ \ noun

Examples of multiracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These days the subreddit is run by a multiracial group of more than two dozen moderators, many of whom are black. Amy Harmon, New York Times, "Discussing Blackness on Reddit? Photograph Your Forearm First," 8 Oct. 2019 Harris and Booker, who are both black, each sought to cast themselves as candidates who can capture the support of the multiracial coalition that buoyed President Obama in 2008 and 2012. BostonGlobe.com, "A rising Pete Buttigieg avoided intense scrutiny of his proposals at the Democratic debate — Elizabeth Warren did not - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019 The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California's history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the multiracial coalition of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House. Arkansas Online, "Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding," 3 Dec. 2019 The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California’s history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the multiracial coalition of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House. Kathleen Ronayne, Twin Cities, "Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding," 3 Dec. 2019 The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California’s history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the multiracial coalition of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House. Nicholas Riccardi, The Denver Post, "Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding," 3 Dec. 2019 To force white Southerners to live in a multiracial democracy against their will was extremism. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "Making Impeachment Matter," 21 Nov. 2019 The multiracial population only slightly exceeds the state's rapidly growing Asian population, estimated to comprise 215,000 people in 2017, which grew at 44 percent from 2010 to 2017 and 4.9 percent from 2016 to 2017. Caroline Metzler And Gavin Off, charlotteobserver, "Hispanic population continues to rise in NC as white population trails," 25 June 2018 Howard’s fast-growing enrollment is diverse: 36 percent white, 24 percent black, 22 percent Asian, 11 percent Hispanic and 6 percent multiracial. Washington Post, "Controversial redistricting plan adopted in Maryland school system," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of multiracial

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiracial was in 1903

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14 Jan 2020

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“Multiracial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiracial. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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multiracial

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of multiracial

: relating to or including more than one race of people

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