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One entry found for kaleidoscope.
Main Entry: ka·lei·do·scope
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystresslimacrd-schwa-secondarystressskomacrp
Function: noun
Etymology: from Greek kalos "beautiful" and Greek eidos "form, shape" and English -scope
1 : a tube containing loose bits of colored glass or plastic and two mirrors at one end that shows many different patterns as it is turned
2 : a changing pattern or scene
3 : a diverse collection <a kaleidoscope of subjects>
- ka·lei·do·scop·ic /-secondarystresslimacrd-schwa-primarystressskäp-ik/ adjective
- ka·lei·do·scop·i·cal·ly /-primarystressskäp-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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