One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consisting of several different colours.‘the varicoloured light from the lanterns’
multicoloured, particoloured, multicolour, many-coloured, many-hued, polychromatic, colourful, prismatic, rainbow-like, rainbow, kaleidoscopic, psychedelic, jazzy, harlequin, motleyView synonyms
- ‘A color-plate section on glossy paper contains forty-six photos of cut gems and mineral specimens and includes a color photo of the famous Hamlin varicolored tourmaline necklace.’
- ‘Each little blossom has distinct varicolored markings with yellow and white centers.’
- ‘Decoration could be chased or applied, such as borders of silver or gold, or floral swags, laurel wreaths, and stylized scrolls in varicolored gold.’
- ‘Blessed with white-sand, varicoloured sunsets and warm tropical water, Waikiki, a must-go resort in Honolulu, attracts millions of visitors year round to bask in its playgrounds.’
- ‘Thin and with a rock star's tufts of varicolored black and blond hair, Adamz is his band's lead singer, guitarist and songwriter.’
- ‘Strange flashes of varicoloured, rainbow light began to appear and disappear on the path before me.’
Mid 17th century: from vari- + coloured.
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