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miscellany

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noun mis·cel·la·ny \ˈmi-sə-ˌlā-nē, chiefly British mi-ˈse-lə-nē\

Simple Definition of miscellany

  • : a mixture or collection of different things

Full Definition of miscellany

plural mis·cel·la·nies

  1. 1 a plural :  separate writings collected in one volume b :  a collection of writings on various subjects

  2. 2 :  a mixture of various things

Examples of miscellany

  1. a miscellany of old toys

  2. <the box from the attic contained a miscellany of old records, family photo albums, and long-forgotten love letters>



Origin of miscellany

probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea


First Known Use: 1615



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