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1. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things.

Synonyms

  • gallimaufry
  • aggregation
  • odds and ends
  • miscellanea
  • grab bag
  • mishmash
  • selection
  • hotchpotch
  • witches' brew
  • motley
  • melange
  • farrago
  • collection
  • oddments
  • mixture
  • mixed bag
  • alphabet soup
  • mingle-mangle
  • potpourri
  • range
  • sampler
  • miscellany
  • witch's brew
  • salmagundi
  • accumulation
  • assortment
  • smorgasbord
  • ragbag
  • witches' broth
  • omnium-gatherum
  • assemblage

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Variety

  • impropriety
  • propriety
  • sobriety
  • notoriety
  • society
  • anxiety
  • piety

How do you pronounce variety?

Pronounce variety as vərˈaɪəti.

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How to spell variety? Is it varity? Or veriety? Common misspellings are:

  • varity
  • veriety

Example sentences of the word variety


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many sites also offer streaming services and have libraries with a wide variety of music.

Quotes containing the word variety


1. Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.
- Mary Schmich

2. Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one's reason; bad people stir one's imagination.
- Oscar Wilde

3. Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?""No"Simon said, "If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] noticeable heterogeneity.

Synonyms

  • diverseness
  • diversity
  • varied
  • biodiversity
  • multifariousness
  • unvaried
  • heterogeneity
  • unvarying

Antonyms

  • homogeneity
  • unvaried
  • fauna
  • flora

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)

3. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics.

Synonyms

  • stock
  • taxon
  • breed
  • strain
  • cultivar
  • species
  • taxonomic category

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • decrement
  • disassembly
  • chromatic color

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)

4. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.

Synonyms

  • the like
  • model
  • genre
  • genus
  • color
  • form
  • the likes of
  • manner
  • kind
  • description
  • type
  • antitype
  • like
  • species
  • ilk
  • stripe
  • style
  • category
  • flavour
  • flavor
  • art form
  • brand
  • make
  • sort

Antonyms

  • antitype
  • uncolored
  • discolor
  • homogeneous

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)

5. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] a difference that is usually pleasant.

Synonyms

  • difference

Antonyms

  • defense
  • prosecution

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)

6. variety

noun. ['vɝˈaɪəti'] a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances.

Synonyms

  • revue
  • vaudeville
  • music hall
  • review
  • show
  • variety show

Antonyms

  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • incapability
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • varieté (French)
  • varietas (Latin)
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