Synonyms for Tartan:
polychromatic, checkered, rainbow, flecked, calico, plaid, tessellated, kaleidoscopic, patchwork, dappled, checked, harlequin, striped, varicolored, Striated, variegated, colorful, streaked, marble, freckled, multicolor, mosaic, motley, parquet, Parti-colored, Dichromic.
n.chronology, argyle, arabesque, check, articulation, arrangement, array, coloration, column, configuration. gauze, net, damask, lace, pinstripe, netting, batik, brocade, mesh. •badge (noun)
ring, pall, crown, badge, insignia, mortarboard, seal, ermine, pin, emblem, baton, signet, scepter, mantle, staff, orb, regalia, tiara, talisman, uniform, wand, coronet.
Usage examples for tartan
If to- day you found yourself in that loved land, if this parched grass were brown heather, if it stretched down to a tarn yonder, if that gray cloud that hath all the seeming of a crag were crag indeed, and eagles plied between the tarn and it,- he touched her hand that lay idle now upon her knee,- if you came like Deirdre lightly through the heather, and found me lying here, and found more red than should be in the tartan of the MacLeans, what would you do, Truelove? – Audrey by Mary Johnston