Her aspirations were noble: Inject high art into pop music and create a Koons-esque kaleidoscope of dance tracks.
But suddenly, like the transformations of the kaleidoscope, there came another and a marvellous change.
All was but a confused mind-picture, changing as a kaleidoscope, blurred, shadowy.
But as with the bits of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope, the elements of Bordello's mind remain the same.
Then, in a moment, the whole picture changed with the rapidity of a kaleidoscope.
It was like a kaleidoscope, for the scene shifted constantly and was never quite the same.
So, ever changing day by day, every man's life is but a kaleidoscope.
And then even these were lost in the blur of a kaleidoscope twirled too fast.
Mame—Mame and her kaleidoscope romances, insults, and adventures?
Sir D. Brewster got no money by patenting his kaleidoscope because the patent was instantly pirated in all directions.
1817, literally "observer of beautiful forms," coined by its inventor, Scottish scientist David Brewster (1781-1868), from Greek kalos "beautiful" + eidos "shape" (see -oid) + -scope, on model of telescope, etc. They sold by the thousands in the few years after their invention, but Brewster failed to secure a patent.
Figurative meaning "constantly changing pattern" is first attested 1819 in Lord Byron, whose publisher had sent him one. As a verb, from 1891. A kaleidophone (1827) was invented by English physicist Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) to make sound waves visible.