Definition of kaleidoscope :
An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.
clay, circumstance, conditions, beanbag, dollhouse, state of affairs, environment, building block, balloon, climate, situation, cap, construction paper, action figure, catapult, event, context, position, background, doll's house
- In subsequent years, when she attempted to recall consecutively the incidents of the ensuing forty- eight hours, they eluded her, like the flitting phantasmagoria that throng delirium; yet subtle links fastened the details upon her brain, and sometimes most unexpectedly, that psychic necromancer- association of ideas- selected some episode from the sombre kaleidoscope of this dismal journey, and set it in lurid light before her, as startling and unwelcome as the face of an enemy long dead. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
- How multiform the crowds that sweep by me; how diverse the faces; what a kaleidoscope of human conditions! - "Humanity in the City", E. H. Chapin.
- But while his kaleidoscope of fancy and epigram gives him some kinship with the present day, he was essentially of an earlier type: he was the last of the prophets. - "Varied Types", G. K. Chesterton.