Meaning of KALEIDOSCOPE in English

[ kə'lʌɪdəskəʊp ]

■ noun

1》 a toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns when the tube is rotated.

2》 a constantly changing pattern or sequence.


kaleidoscopic adjective

kaleidoscopically adverb


C19: from Gk kalos 'beautiful' + eidos 'form' + -scope .

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