[ kuh-lahy-duh-skop-ik ]
/ kəˌlaɪ dəˈskɒp ɪk /


of, relating to, or created by a kaleidoscope.
changing form, pattern, color, etc., in a manner suggesting a kaleidoscope.
continually shifting from one set of relations to another; rapidly changing: the kaleidoscopic events of the past year.

Nearby words

  1. kalathos,
  2. kalb,
  3. kalb, johann,
  4. kale,
  5. kaleidoscope,
  6. kalemia,
  7. kalemie,
  8. kalendar,
  9. kalends,
  10. kaleva

Also ka·lei·do·scop·i·cal.

Origin of kaleidoscopic

First recorded in 1840–50; kaleidoscope + -ic

Related formska·lei·do·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for kaleidoscopic



1820, from kaleidoscope + -ic. Figurative use by 1855.

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