from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to the kaleidoscope; varying or variegated like the forms and colors in a kaleidoscope: as, kaleidoscopic views; kaleidoscopic combinations of color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or produced by a kaleidoscope.
  • adjective figuratively Brightly coloured and continuously changing in pattern, as if in a kaleidoscope.

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  • adjective continually shifting or rapidly changing


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From kaleidoscope +‎ -ic.


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