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What's the difference between 'varied' and 'variegated' please? They seem have the same meaning.
Oct 5, 2016 12:29 PM
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Yes, they can be used in much the same way. However, variegated is a word that is not heard very often at all. The most common usage is when describing plants - "variegated leaves" for instance when it usually has a more specific meaning related to varied colours. There won't be many times when variegated is a better word to use and you are likely to sound a touch odd if you drop it into normal conversation - unless they are a keen gardener the chances are the average English speaker won't know the word very well.
October 5, 2016
I don't think variegated is being used on normal speaking.
October 5, 2016
I think the most common use of variegated is with yarn used for needle arts. A variegated yarn gradually changes colors along the strand. In that sense, it is used quite often. Or fabric that gradually changes color along its length.
October 5, 2016
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