from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Colored with different tints; variegated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Colored differently in different parts; of divers colors; variegated; presenting a somewhat striking diversity of colors.
  • Figuratively, checkered; diversified; of many lights and shades: as, a party-colored past.


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  • The upper vest was gathered round the middle by a sash of party-colored silk, ornamented with twisted threads of gold; while the tunic, open at the throat, permitted the shape and exquisite whiteness of a well-formed neck to be visible at the collar, and for an inch or two beneath.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • “That pea-green doublet, slashed with orange-tawny, those ostrich plumes, blue, red, and yellow, those party-colored hose and pink shoon, became the noble baron wondrous well,” Fatima acknowledged.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Here should come the gleemen and jonglers, the minstrels, the mountebanks, the party-colored gipsies, the dark-eyed, nut-brown

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • Scarcely an adventure or character is given in his works that may not be traced to his own party-colored story.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • Merrily, therefore, he set forth, with a sturdy rider on his back; his clear neigh rang through the thick dull streets, and kind people came to their white blurred windows, and exclaimed, as they glanced at the party-colored horseman rushing away into the dreary depths, “Well, rather him than me, thank God!”

    Mary Anerley

  • No! There he was in his own evergreen reality, with the copious flow of language pouring smoothly from his lips; with the lambent dash of humor twinkling in his party-colored eyes — there he was, more audacious, more persuasive, more respectable than ever, in a suit of glossy black, with a speckless white cravat, and a rampant shirt frill — the unblushing, the invincible, unchangeable Wragge!

    No Name

  • As he crumpled up the bill in the palm of his hand, his party-colored eyes fixed with hungry interest on the proprietor of the unlucky parcel.

    No Name

  • Not the vestige of a blush varied the sallow monotony of his complexion; the smile wreathed his curly lips as pleasantly as ever his party-colored eyes twinkled at Magdalen with the self-enjoying frankness of a naturally harmless man.

    No Name

  • His face showed plain tokens of anxiety, and his party-colored eyes looked hither and thither distrustfully, as he sauntered along the shore.

    No Name

  • At that crowning point of the description, an idea crossed his mind; his party-colored eyes twinkled; his curly lips twisted up at the corners; Wragge was himself again.

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