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multi-colored

Definition:

having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more multi-colored

Superlative:

most multi-colored

Similar to:

colored

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

calico | motley | multi-color [American spelling] | multi-colour [British/Canadian spelling] | multi-coloured [British/Canadian spelling] | multicolor [American spelling] | multicolored [American spelling] | multicolour [British/Canadian spelling] | multicoloured [British/Canadian spelling] | painted | particolored [American spelling] | particoloured [British/Canadian spelling] | piebald | pied | varicolored [American spelling] | varicoloured [British/Canadian spelling] | versicolor [American spelling] | versicolour [British/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

"multi-" + past participle of "color".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

multicolored | multicoloured | multi-colored

Having multiple colors / colours. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/multicolored

Wikipedia:

Multicolor

a subtractive natural color process for motion pictures. Multicolor, introduced to the motion picture industry in 1929, was based on the earlier Prizma Color process, and was the forerunner of Cinecolor. For a Multicolor film, a scene is shot with a ... (41 of 420 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Multicolor

Oxford Dictionary:

multicolored | multicolor

Syllabification: (mul·ti·col·ored) | having many colors. (5 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/multicolored

Macmillan British Dictionary:

multicoloured | multicolored [American spelling]

consisting of several different colours (5 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/multicoloured

American Heritage Dictionary:

multicolored | multicolor [sense-specific]

Having many colors. | [printing] Capable of printing in two or more colors simultaneously. (13 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/multicolored

Random House Dictionary:

multicolored

of several or many colors. (5 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/multicolored

Collins Dictionary:

multicolour | multicolor

the state of having or revealing many colours | having many colours, multicoloured (12 of 258 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/multicolour

Merriam-Webster:

piebald [entry 1, adjective] | assorted [synonym, sense-specific] | eclectic [synonym, sense-specific] | heterogeneous [synonym, sense-specific] | indiscriminate [synonym, sense-specific] | kitchen-sink [synonym, sense-specific] | magpie [synonym, sense-specific] | mixed [synonym, sense-specific] | motley [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

composed of incongruous parts | of different colors ; especially, spotted or blotched with black and white (16 of 147 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/piebald

piebald [entry 2, noun]

a piebald animal (as a horse) (6 of 17 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/piebald show=1

Cambridge Dictionary:

piebald

(of an animal, especially a horse) having a pattern of two different colours on its hair, especially black and white (20 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/piebald

New World Dictionary:

piebald

covered with patches or spots of two colors, especially with white and black | a piebald horse or other animal (19 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/piebald

Britannica Encyclopedia:

calico [textile]

all-cotton fabric woven in plain, or tabby, weave and printed with simple designs in one or more colours. Calico originated in Calicut, India, by the ... (25 of 373 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/89478​/calico

Columbia Encyclopedia:

calico

plain weave cotton fabric in one or more colors. Calico, named for Calicut, India, where the fabric originated, was mentioned by historians before the ... (24 of 76 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0809888​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

multicolored | multicolor

of many different colors | able to print more than one color at once (13 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631792​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

multicolored

First use: 1845

Origin: "multi-" + past participle of "color".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=multicolored

Wiktionary:

multicolor [United States] | multicolour [British]

Origin: Latin multicolor; see below.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/multicolor

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

multi-colored

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multi-colored"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "multi-colored"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/multi-colored

multicolored

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multicolored"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "multicolored"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "multicolored" by speech synthesizer

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Multicolor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Multicolor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Multicolor"

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multicoloured

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multicoloured"

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multi-color

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multi-color"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "multi-color"

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multi-coloured

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multi-coloured"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "multi-coloured"

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multi-colour

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "multi-colour"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "multi-colour"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

multicolored

Audio: British English pronunciation of "multicolored"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/multicolored

multicoloured

Audio: British English pronunciation of "multicoloured"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/multicoloured

Google Dictionary:

multicolored

Audio: English pronunciation of "multicolored"

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YourDictionary Audio:

multicolored

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "multicolored" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/multicolored

Collins Dictionary:

multicoloured

Audio: British English pronunciation of "multicoloured"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/multicoloured

Macmillan American Dictionary:

multicoloured

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "multicoloured"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "multicoloured"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/multicoloured

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