[ muhl-tiv-uh-kuhl ]
/ mʌlˈtɪv ə kəl /
having many or different meanings of equal probability or validity: a multivocal word.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby multivocal
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Example sentences from the Web for multivocal
Ens is a multivocal word, neither strictly univocal nor altogether equivocal.Aristotle|George Grote
British Dictionary definitions for multivocal
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈvəʊkəl) /
having many meanings
Word Origin for multivocal
C19: from Latin multus many + vocare to call; on the model of equivocal
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