kaleidoscopic


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ka·lei·do·scope

 (kə-lī′də-skōp′)
n.
1. A tube-shaped optical instrument that is rotated to produce a succession of symmetrical designs by means of mirrors reflecting the constantly changing patterns made by small objects, such as beads or bits of colored glass, at one end of the tube.
2. A constantly changing set of colors.
3. A series of changing phases or events: a kaleidoscope of illusions.

[Greek kalos, beautiful + eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots + -scope.]

ka·lei′do·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk), ka·lei′do·scop′i·cal adj.
ka·lei′do·scop′i·cal·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kaleidoscopic - continually shifting or rapidly changing
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
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kaleidoscopic

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Translations
مِشْكالي
kalejdoskopisk
tarkabarka
síbreytilegur
kaleidoskopický
sık sık değişen

kaleidoscopic

[kəˌlaɪdəˈskɒpɪk] ADJcalidoscópico
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kaleidoscopic

[kəˌlaɪdəˈskɒpɪk] adj [design, colours] → kaléidoscopique
a kaleidoscopic vision of sth → une vision kaléidoscopique de qch
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kaleidoscopic

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kaleidoscopic

[kəˈlaɪdəˌskɒpɪk] adjcaleidoscopico/a
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kaleidoscope

(kəˈlaidəskəup) noun
a tube-shaped toy in which loose coloured pieces of glass etc reflected in two mirrors form changing patterns.
kaˌleidoˈscopic (-ˈsko-) adjective
with many changing colours, sights, impressions etc.
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