medley definition

  • noun:
    • An often jumbled assortment; a mixture: "That evening he imagined he had been traveling in a foreign country, just it appeared to be a medley of all countries he would ever been to plus some he previouslyn't” ( Anne Tyler).
    • Music An arrangement made from a series of tunes, usually from various resources.
    • Sports a meeting in competitive swimming which backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle tend to be swum in equal distances by an individual or as divisions of a relay battle.
    • a combination; a mingled and unclear size of components, often inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often utilized contemptuously.
    • The confusion of a hand at hand battle; a brisk, hand-to-hand wedding; a mêlée.
    • A composition of passages detached from a number of different compositions; a potpourri.
    • A cloth of combined colors.
    • a combination; a mingled and confused mass of elements, components, or components; a jumble; a hodgepodge.
    • A musical structure, song, or activity comprising incongruous or disjointed scraps or parts selected from different resources; a mélange or potpourri.
    • A fabric woven from yarn spun from wool which was colored of varied colors.
    • A hand-to-hand fight; a melley or mêlée.
    • Synonyms Miscellany, Jumble, etc. See combination.
    • a musical structure comprising a series of tracks or other music pieces from numerous sources
  • verb:
    • To combine, to create a medley.
  • adjective:
    • Mixed; of mixed material or shade.
    • Mingled; puzzled.
  • others:
    • Mingled; confused.
    • Mixed; of a mixed things or shade.
    • To mix.

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