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Having or consisting of two or more different colours.‘particoloured Devon cattle’
multicoloured, varicoloured, multicolour, many-coloured, many-hued, polychromatic, colourful, prismatic, rainbow-like, rainbow, kaleidoscopic, psychedelic, jazzy, harlequin, motleyView synonyms
- ‘He was standing, waiting, his hefty bulk swathed in wraps that made him look like a particolored pillow.’
- ‘It is particolored and it shimmers; it is lovely to behold and even lovelier to imagine beholding.’
- ‘The Dream had been with Faustinus since childhood, and it glowed again, like a particolored mosaic, as his litter-bearers toiled through the slums toward the Palatine Hill.’
- ‘Above this plaintive query is a man's head rendered as a particolored collage of different skin tones, meant, one assumes, to signify diversity.’
Early 16th century: from the adjective party + coloured.
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