multivocal

adjective
mul·​tiv·​o·​cal | \ ˌməlˈtivə̇kəl \

Definition of multivocal

1 : signifying many things : of manifold meanings : equivocal meet with an ambiguous or multivocal word— S. T. Coleridge
2 [multi- + vocal] : vociferous so bustling and multivocal in pacifism— F. L. Paxson scandals and horrors of the moment in multivocal … clamor— S. H. Adams

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multi- + vocal (as in equivocal)

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“Multivocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multivocal. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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