follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

kaleidoscopic

[kuh-lahy-duh-skop-ik] /kəˌlaɪ dəˈskɒp ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or created by a kaleidoscope.
2.
changing form, pattern, color, etc., in a manner suggesting a kaleidoscope.
3.
continually shifting from one set of relations to another; rapidly changing:
the kaleidoscopic events of the past year.
Also, kaleidoscopical.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; kaleidoscope + -ic
Related forms
kaleidoscopically, adverb
Synonyms
3. changeable, fluctuating, protean, variable.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for kaleidoscopical

kaleidoscopic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for kaleidoscopic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for kaleidoscopical

0
31
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kaleidoscopical