varicolored

adjective
vari·​col·​ored | \ ˈver-i-ˌkə-lərd How to pronounce varicolored (audio) \

Definition of varicolored

: having various colors : variegated a varicolored butterfly also : of various colors

Keep scrolling for more

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, "In the galleries: At three venues, modernist art that looks to the past," 8 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'varicolored.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of varicolored

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varicolored

vari- + colored entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about varicolored

Time Traveler for varicolored

Time Traveler

The first known use of varicolored was in 1665

See more words from the same year

Statistics for varicolored

Cite this Entry

“Varicolored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varicolored. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on varicolored

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for varicolored

Comments on varicolored

What made you want to look up varicolored? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!