MEDLEY

medley, potpourri, pastiche

(noun) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Proper noun

Medley

A surname.

Anagrams

• yelmed

Etymology

Noun

medley (plural medleys)

(now rare, archaic) Combat, fighting; a battle. [from 14thc.]

A collection or mixture of miscellaneous things. [from 17thc.]

(music) A collection of related songs played or mixed together as a single piece. [from 17thc.]

(swimming) A competitive swimming event that combines the four strokes of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. [from 20th c.]

A cloth of mixed colours.

Synonyms

• mashup

Verb

medley (third-person singular simple present medleys, present participle medleying, simple past and past participle medleyed)

(music) To combine, to form a medley.

Anagrams

• yelmed

Source: Wiktionary


Med"ley, n.; pl. Medleys. Etym: [OE. medlee, OF. meslée, medlée, mellée, F. mêlée. See Meddle, and cf. MelÉe, Mellay.]

1. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often used contemptuously. This medley of philosophy and war. Addison. Love is a medley of endearments, jars, Suspicions, reconcilements, wars. W. Walsh.

2. The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a mêlée. [Obs.] Holland.

3. (Mus.)

Definition: A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri.

Note: Medley is usually applied to vocal, potpourri to instrumental, compositions.

4. A cloth of mixed colors. Fuller.

Med"ley, a.

1. Mixed; of mixed material or color. [Obs.] "A medlè coat." Chaucer.

2. Mingled; confused. Dryden.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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