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

Definition of varied

1 : various, diverse many and varied comments

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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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Now Ithaca’s annual Porchfest has grown into a six-hour extravaganza featuring 180 acts as varied as string bands, opera singers, hip-hop groups, and Indonesian gamelan ensembles. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, the selection of chic flats has become extraordinarily rich and varied. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "Why Smart, Chic Women Are Abandoning High Heels (Forever)," 8 Nov. 2018 Elegant and enigmatic, the silhouette is the simplest of art forms—but that simplicity belies a rich and varied past. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian, "Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow," 20 Apr. 2018 Instagram is now so flexible that its uses seem as varied as art itself. Carol Kino, WSJ, "How Instagram Became the Art World’s Obsession," 24 July 2018 Ravinia Festival works to the keep the concert schedule as varied as possible, Pullia said. Sheryl Devore,, "The U.S.’s oldest music festival, Ravinia, is back starting June 1," 13 May 2018 Subsequent seasons will feature social commentary, deeply personal anecdotes and discourse on varied musical tastes by Princess Nokia herself. Marjua Estevez, Billboard, "Princess Nokia's New Radio Show Is a Play on Her New York Roots & Puerto Rican Heritage," 14 Feb. 2018 But with its tremendous growth has come intense debate, particularly among members of the trans community whose beliefs about passing are varied and fraught. Serena Daniari, Allure, "The Complicated Process of Undergoing Facial-Feminization Surgery, and Why I Did It," 23 Mar. 2019 However, the research to back up these claims is varied and not conclusive, so scientists aren’t yet sure whether or not this effect is real. Korin Miller, SELF, "Is It True That Morning Sickness Means Something Good During Pregnancy?," 10 Jan. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of varied

: having many forms or types : including many different things


var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd\

Kids Definition of varied

: having many forms or types varied interests

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