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[muhl-ti-kuhl-erd, muhl-ti-kuhl-erd] /ˌmʌl tɪˈkʌl ərd, ˈmʌl tɪˌkʌl ərd/
of several or many colors.
Origin of multicolored
1835-45; multi- + colored Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The odor of incense and of roses wafted through the air; dim lamps shed a multicolored glow.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The companionway was strewn inches deep in multicolored gems.

    Before Egypt E. K. Jarvis
  • A Cimmerian led out of darkness into sudden light could not marvel more at multicolored vistas than did Tristrem, at this promise.

  • Star-flowers shed their multicolored radiance everywhere, and starlight poured prodigally down from the sky.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • The multicolored door truly glowed with flames, for it was of silver and studded with diamonds.

    Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
Word Origin and History for multicolored

also multi-colored, multi-coloured, 1845, from multi- + colored.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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