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[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/


or party-colored

[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/
having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated:
a parti-colored dress.
Origin of parti-colored
1525-35; parti variegated < Middle FrenchLatin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cock was easily distinguished by reason of his party-colored plumage and his pink eyes.

  • Who ever dreamed of clothing them, in imagination, in dark or party-colored garments?

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • A round hat, with a party-colored band, and a large feather, perfected the mask.

  • So there was little of gazing into the party-colored eyes now.

    Double Trouble Herbert Quick
  • That is the meaning of my book and of my literary life, if I may give such a name to that party-colored shred of human existence.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • In party-colored varieties the color markings of the male and female are sometimes different.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • The μαλλωσις or insertion of spots of party-colored fur upon the plain skin of animals, was a favorite ornament of the wealthy.

  • With the idea of mystery came in the image of the strange girl with the fascinating glance and the party-colored hair.

    Double Trouble Herbert Quick
  • It is not very large and is faced with party-colored marbles.

  • The party-colored wheel must revolve very fast to appear white.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word Origin and History for party-colored



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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