mul·​ti·​tiered ˌməl-tē-ˈtird How to pronounce multitiered (audio)
variants or less commonly multitier
: having more than one level or tier
a multitiered wedding cake
a multitier job system
Like many utilities, PG&E charges customers on a multitiered price scheme—the more electricity you use, the more you pay per unit.Tim McDonnell

Examples of multitiered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Southeastern Conference has a multitiered fine for field or court-storming: $100,000 for the first offense, $250,000 for the second and $500,000 for subsequent offenses. Eric Olson and Pete Iacobelli, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Superintendent Michelle Reid told the school board earlier this month that the district was looking to use a multitiered approach to improve attendance. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 The event was spangled with Peter Rabbit cut-outs, balloons, desserts like a multitiered Peter Rabbit cake, a DJ, a photo booth and more. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 At the rear of the gallery, two sculptures of multitiered shelving, each glassed-in and brightly illuminated from within by fluorescent lights, expand on the connection. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2023 The production is immersive to the max; a team of scenery movers dressed as New York’s Finest parts the Bridge Theatre spectators — who can also be seated along the multitiered perimeter — for the timeless Frank Loesser numbers. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 The centerpiece of Mimi Lien's shapeshifting scenic design is an enormous, multitiered factory crane that lurches over the cast and audience throughout the show: air-dropping Sweeney's death-dealing barber chair, and at one point, doubling as an insane asylum. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 Entering the multitiered garden, I’m greeted with a glass of prosecco by a man in a Cucinelli suit. Hazlitt, 22 Mar. 2023 The next day, Mr. Berlusconi posted a video of his birthday dinner where waiters in white gloves brought out a multitiered cake — one for his soccer team, one for his political party, one for his media empire. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multitiered was in 1914

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“Multitiered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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