Definition of kaleidoscopic in English:


Syllabification: ka·lei·do·scop·ic
Pronunciation: /kəˌlīdəˈskäpik


1Having complex patterns of colors; multicolored: kaleidoscopic diamond patterns
More example sentences
  • Look closer: the bow is encrusted with millions of kaleidoscopic jewel anemones.
  • The feeling is a little like having just walked into a kaleidoscopic abstract painting.
  • A child's revolving lantern projects kaleidoscopic images of brightly colored animals on a bedroom wall.
ever-changing, changeable, shifting, fluid, protean, variable, inconstant, fluctuating, unpredictable, impermanent
1.1Made up of a complex mix of elements; multifaceted: a kaleidoscopic range of topics
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  • From the moment the first shots were fired, the internet provided a kaleidoscopic view of events in Mumbai.
  • He seems to have borrowed from every influential genre hit of the past decade to fashion a kaleidoscopic existential thriller.
  • In the onrushing, kaleidoscopic chaos of our life there is nothing substantial to hold onto.



Pronunciation: /-ˌlīdəˈskäpik(ə)lē/
More example sentences
  • Time is treated kaleidoscopically, whether in selective moments, flashbacks or offstage voices from the past.
  • Two modestly sized screens extended the format into an elongated rectangle, the line of demarcation heeded as images - doubled, distorted, repeated - slipped rapidly and kaleidoscopically into the seam.
  • The score is kaleidoscopically varied; busy but essentially peaceful activity dominates, but there are shattering, cacophonous climaxes that suggest destructive forces at work.

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