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  1. having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated: a parti-colored dress.
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Origin of parti-colored

1525–35; parti variegated < Middle FrenchLatin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party
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Examples from the Web for particolored

Historical Examples

  • Two endless streams of people moved, particolored, in opposite directions along the narrow street.


    Evelyn Scott

  • He was dressed in a dark cerise tunic with particolored hose and forest-green boots with pointed toes.

  • "I'll give it honestly," was all Rose had time to say before Charlie swept her away into the particolored cloud before them.

    Rose in Bloom

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Particolored: partly of one, partly of another color: divided into two or more color fields.

  • On the occasion of certain festivals, the Indian women wear a particolored dress, called a faldillin.

Word Origin and History for particolored



1530s, from party "divided," from French parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). The noun parti itself occurs in the sense "parti-colored" from late 14c.

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