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Kaleidoscope (German)

Part of speech: noun, (neuter)

Ka | lei | do | s | kop, Plural: Ka | lei | do | s | ko | pe
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [kalaɪ̯doˈskoːp]
Word meaning / definition:
1) A toy made from a tube with mirrors that creates a wide variety of symmetrical patterns when looking through and rotating
2) transfer colorful mix, all sorts
Origin of the term:
Borrowed around 1825 from the English kaleidoscope, a new formation from the Greek words καλός (kalós) "beautiful" and εἶδος (eídos) "gestalt" as well as the word part -scope, which is also of Greek origin and the German -skop corresponds to
General terms:
1) optical toy
Application examples:
1) The biggest kaleidoscope the earth is in Japan.
1) “Someone would have the Kahlo one kaleidoscope should give. "
2) The performance was a kaleidoscope of modern artistry.
2) “Im kaleidoscope their descriptions reflect the confusion of a time that is stored as "zero hour" in the memories of those who lived through it. "
Nominative: singular kaleidoscope; Plural Kaleidoscopes
Genitive: singular Kaleidoscope; Plural Kaleidoscopes
Dative: singular kaleidoscope; Plural Kaleidoscopes
Accusative: singular kaleidoscope; Plural Kaleidoscopes


  • English: 1) kaleidoscope
  • Esperanto: 1) kalejdoskopo
  • French: 1) kaléidoscope (male)
  • Italian: 1) caleidoscopio (male)
  • Swedish: kalejdoskop (neuter)
  • Spanish: 1) caleidoscopio (male)

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Wolfgang Weigel presented a kaleidoscope of compositions from 100 years.
Kölnische Rundschau, September 17, 2018

The British miniseries "We're All Millionaires" on Arte is clever and truthful about a little London street as kaleidoscope of modern big city society.
Frankfurter Rundschau online, August 16, 2018

This look is different: it is kaleidoscope artistic development and seismograph of psychological depths in one. Seven patients from the Wahrendorff Clinic are now exhibiting their works in the Städtische Galerie.
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, September 2nd, 2018

The political scientist Wolfgang Kraushaar wrote a monumental chronicle of the 1960s: that kaleidoscope of an eventful decade that left deep marks.
Spiegel Online, December 21, 2018

Assaf Gavron's novel hero lets the reader through a colored one kaleidoscope look at Israel's society.
NZZ Online, September 19, 2018

A kaleidoscope full of secrets, metaphors, criticism and love.
laut.de, November 8, 2019

With his album 'Versailles', the pianist Alexandre Tharaud has a kind of kaleidoscope created: many colorful dots that blend into a harmonious whole.
NDR, November 25, 2019

Because only in the permanent delir can the grueling kaleidoscope of the prognoses about the vaccine can be endured: From the year after next to 'What, you have not yet been vaccinated?'.
WDR.de, October 16, 2020

Apart from that, there was also a colorful one kaleidoscope other topics on the agenda that the committee had to deal with, of course in compliance with all Corona requirements.
Rhein Zeitung, May 19, 2020

Abel Ferrara and his favorite actor Willem Dafoe ('The Lighthouse') show one in their sixth joint feature film kaleidoscope of visions of horror. No straightforward story develops in the process.
stern.de, March 16, 2020

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kaléidoscope: Cases: singular kaléidoscope, plural kaléidoscopes Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [ka.le.i.dɔs.kɔp] Word meaning / Definition: 1) Kaleidoskop German translations: 1) Kaleidoskop

kaléidoscopique: concerning a kaleidoscope; kaleidoscopic 2) transmitted: rapidly changing; kaleidoskopisch Origin of the term: derived from the noun kaléidoscope, attested since the 1830s. Related terms: 2) changeant, mouvant Translations German: kaleidoskopisch

Rhyme: German: -oːp: ... cystoscope four-syllable anaerobic anthropophobic arachnophobic bibliophobic electrophobic germanophobic gynecophobic heliophobic heterophobic kaleidoscope laryngoscope ...

Kaleidoscopes: Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: Ka | lei | do | s | ko | pe Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [kalaɪ̯doˈskoːpə] Grammatical features: nominative plural of the noun kaleidoscope genitive plural of the noun kaleidoscope accusative plural of the noun kaleidoscope

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