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Definition of "variegated" []

  • Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored: "If they recall the Colosseum . . . it is only as a showcase for cats more variegated than any fevered artist's mind could imagine” ( Michael Mewshaw). (adjective)
  • Distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "variegated" in a sentence
  • "The postcard just has two colours of fabric on it (plum and purple), separated by eyelash yarn in variegated purple - some other yarn couched down, some charms and another, different colour of eyelash yarn around the outside."
  • "Given my tree theme this week, I decided to add some trees, and some lawn/grass in variegated green."
  • "I was left to design and execute the lettering in variegated gold and One Shot enamel."