A toy where you look down a tube to see different colors and patterns is an example of a kaleidoscope.
When the color of the sky is changing constantly, this is an example of a kaleidoscope of colors.
A kaleidoscope of illusions.
Origin of kaleidoscope
- Greek kalos beautiful eidos form weid- in Indo-European roots –scope
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek καλός (kalos, “beautiful”) + εἶδος (eidos, “shape”) (compare -oid) + -scope. Coined 1817, by David Brewster, its inventor.
- Figurative sense of “constantly changing pattern” attested 1819 by Lord Byron, who had received a kaleidoscope from his publisher.