var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd How to pronounce varied (audio) \

Definition of varied

1 : various, diverse many and varied comments

Other Words from varied

variedly adverb

Examples of varied in a Sentence

We try to eat a more varied diet. My routine is varied enough so that I don't get bored. She studies subjects as varied as chemistry and sculpture.
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First Known Use of varied

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for varied

from past participle of vary

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8 May 2022

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“Varied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd \

Kids Definition of varied

: having many forms or types varied interests

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