[ muhl-tee-eth-nik, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈɛθ nɪk, ˌmʌl taɪ- /


involving or pertaining to two or more distinct ethnic groups.


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Origin of multiethnic

First recorded in 1965–70; multi- + ethnic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for multiethnic

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈɛθnɪk) /


consisting of, relating to, or designed for various different races
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