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"kaleidoscope" in British English

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kaleidoscopenoun

uk   /kəˈlaɪ.də.skəʊp/  us   /-skoʊp/
[C] a ​toy in the ​shape of a ​tube, that you ​look through to ​see different ​patterns of ​light made by ​pieces of ​colouredglass and ​mirrors [S] a ​changing and ​enjoyablemixture or ​pattern: The ​streetbazaar was a kaleidoscope ofcolours, ​smells, and ​sounds.
(Definition of kaleidoscope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kaleidoscopenoun [C]

 us   /kəˈlɑɪ·dəˌskoʊp/
a tube-shaped ​devicecontainingloosepieces of ​coloredglass or ​plastic and ​mirrors which ​reflectchangingpatterns as the ​tube is ​turned
(Definition of kaleidoscope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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