Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a variety of colors; variegated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Diversified in color; variegated; motley.

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  • adjective Having a variety of colors; variegated or motley.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
  • adjective having a variety of colors

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Examples

  • His rimed brows turned to cataracts as he whirled about; his mustache, still frozen, seemed gemmed with diamonds and turned the light in varicolored rays; while the flying feet slipped on the chunks of ice which rattled from his moccasins and German socks.

    The Wife of a King

  • His rimed brows turned to cataracts as he whirled about; his mustache, still frozen, seemed gemmed with diamonds and turned the light in varicolored rays; while the flying feet slipped on the chunks of ice which rattled from his moccasins and German socks.

    The Wife of a King

  • His rimed brows turned to cataracts as he whirled about; his mustache, still frozen, seemed gemmed with diamonds and turned the light in varicolored rays; while the flying feet slipped on the chunks of ice which rattled from his moccasins and German socks.

    The Wife of the King

  • A flower pattern of tank silhouettes cut out of varicolored felts is placed very effectively across the gallery from the flower design prints.

    APAture Live

  • She waved a thumb over her shoulder, and Frank leaned down to peer through the eyepiece of a microscope at varicolored crystals of soil particles, dull fragments of decaying leaves, and dozens of small, wrinkled spheres.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • An old proverb states: "When the dragon arises, the varicolored clouds follow."

    Richard Bangs: Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon

  • Nora lifted the first lid and took out a conical shell—a black-footed limpet—turning it over and admiring all the varicolored stripes.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Too late, he realized, as he glimpsed through the eyes of several drones personal forcefields snapping into place, absorbing varicolored phaser beams.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • She waved a thumb over her shoulder, and Frank leaned down to peer through the eyepiece of a microscope at varicolored crystals of soil particles, dull fragments of decaying leaves, and dozens of small, wrinkled spheres.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Nora lifted the first lid and took out a conical shell—a black-footed limpet—turning it over and admiring all the varicolored stripes.

    FALSE MERMAID

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