AskDefine | Define kaleidoscopic

Dictionary Definition

kaleidoscopic adj : continually shifting or rapidly changing [syn: kaleidoscopical]

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English

Etymology

From kaleidoscope < (kalos) "good" + (eidos) "image" + (skopos) "watcher"

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /kəˌlaɪdəˈskɒpɪk/
  • italbrac US /kəˌlaɪdəˈskɑːpɪk/

Adjective

  1. Of, relating to, or produced by a kaleidoscope.
  2. Brightly coloured and continuously changing in pattern, as if in a kaleidoscope.

Usage notes

  • Sometimes used figuratively.

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