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kaleidoscope

Line breaks: kal¦eido|scope
Pronunciation: /kəˈlʌɪdəskəʊp
 
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Definition of kaleidoscope in English:

noun

1A toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns when the tube is rotated.
Example sentences
  • The three mirrors in the kaleidoscope are what provides the dance of ministry pieces and programs.
  • Right now she's attempting to make a kaleidoscope from an empty toilet paper tube, beads, rubber bands, some wax paper and Saran wrap.
  • Our projects will include building kaleidoscopes and telescopes, experimenting with UV and IR light, and arranging mirrors so that a laser shines on a predetermined spot.
1.1A constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements: the dancers moved in a kaleidoscope of colour
More example sentences
  • They're a kaleidoscope of colors ranging from pastel tints to vibrant blues, greens, reds, purples, jades, and buffs in a wide variety of shades.
  • You present a sliver, a little glass piece of the kaleidoscope, a tiny little prism, in which you may see the greater war, but you may not.
  • Up to this point, the only material to have been discussed has been rock crystal, but the rock crystal pieces were complemented by a positive kaleidoscope of coloured hardstones.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek kalos 'beautiful' + eidos 'form' + -scope.

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