- 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
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəˈlaɪdəskəʊp/
- An instrument consisting of a tube containing mirrors and loose, colourful beads or other objects; when the tube is looked into and rotated, a succession of symmetrical designs can be seen.
- (figuratively) A constantly changing series of colours or other things.
- (intransitive) To move in shifting (and often attractive or colourful) patterns.
- [slang] 1) A little scope u look into to see a variety of swirling colours.
2) LSD and stoner vision.
- [slang] A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other in an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection. The reflectors (or mirrors) are usually enclosed in a tube, often containing on one end a cell with loose, colored pieces of glass or other transparent (and/or opaque) materials to be reflected into the viewed pattern. Rotation of the cell causes motion of the materials, resulting in an ever-changing view being presented.
2. another ending from tattletail
- [slang] The Effect Of Spinning Around (i.e, Playing Dizzy ducks) Rather Quickly Around Midnight, Or A Dark Time, And Looking Into The Sky, You Get Really Dizzy And You Can See The Veins At The Back Of Your Eyes, The Sky, Or Anything You Look At, Becomes Kaleidoscopic.
- [slang] Something you say to a girl when you think she's banging a bunch of different dudes