vari·​col·​ored ˈver-i-ˌkə-lərd How to pronounce varicolored (audio)
: having various colors : variegated
a varicolored butterfly
also : of various colors

Examples of varicolored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These recall the varicolored water specimens that Wolfe has exhibited previously. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2019

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Word History


vari- + colored entry 1

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of varicolored was in 1665

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“Varicolored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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vari·​col·​ored ˈver-i-ˌkəl-ərd How to pronounce varicolored (audio)
: having various colors
varicolored marble
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