kaleidoscope kaleidoscope  /kə ˈlaɪ də ˌskoʊp/


  1. (n) a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
  2. (n) an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors

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  1. There were millions of small lights moving across the discotheque. After sometime the kaleidoscope of lights and colors made her dizzy and sick.
  2. The aurora borealis threw up a kaleidoscope of colors in the night sky.
  3. At the international competition for military bands, different military bands wearing a kaleidoscope of uniforms, went marching past the applauding spectators.


  1. Students Experiment with Straw Rockets

    Newton — The seventh grade Kaleidoscope students at Kittatinny Regional High School recently explored the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experimenting with straw rockets.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Township Journal

  2. Sintra, Portugal, like a castle in a kaleidoscope

    SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — With sunshine bathing its multicolored facades against a backdrop of deep blue sky, the Pena Palace in Sintra is like a castle seen through a kaleidoscope.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Kaleidoscope adds risk, edge to resume

    “Beckett Dances with Pinter.” Now there’s an intriguing marquee invitation. Until recently, any mention of Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter in the same breath would have been the stuff of folly.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

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  1. "In one spectacular experiment, researchers succeeded in tagging different nerve cells in the brain of a mouse with a kaleidoscope of colors," the Nobel citation said.
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Alfred Nobel Source: CBS News

  2. "If tonight's show is the end for me as Charlie Harper, so be it," Sheen said in a statement. "Another journey has begun. I take from the experience 161 shows filled with a kaleidoscope of amazing experiences, memories, friendships and...
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Charlie Sheen Source: Herald Sun

  3. "The kaleidoscope has been shaken," Blair told a conference of the Labor Party in October 2001. "The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order the world."
    on May 6, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Winston-Salem Journal (registration)

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