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medley

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noun med·ley \ˈmed-lē\

Definition of medley

plural

medleys

  1. 1 archaic :  melee

  2. 2 :  a diverse assortment or mixture; especially :  hodgepodge a medley of sounds a medley of desserts was arrested on a medley of charges

  3. 3 :  a musical composition made up of a series of songs or short pieces a medley of show tunes

Examples of medley in a Sentence

  1. a medley of show tunes

  2. a medley of snack foods available on the buffet table

Origin and Etymology of medley

Middle English medle, from Anglo-French medlee, from feminine of medlé, past participle of medler to mix — more at meddle


First Known Use: 14th century


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medley

adjective med·ley

Definition of medley

Origin and Etymology of medley

see 1medley


First Known Use: 14th century


MEDLEY Defined for English Language Learners

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medley

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noun med·ley \ˈmed-lē\

Definition of medley for English Language Learners

  • : a musical piece made up of parts of other musical works

  • : a mixture of different people or things

  • sports : a race in swimming in which swimmers use a different stroke for each different part of the race


MEDLEY Defined for Kids

medley

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noun med·ley \ˈmed-lē\

Definition of medley for Students

plural

medleys

  1. 1 :  mixture 2, jumble a medley of tastes

  2. 2 :  a musical selection made up of a series of different songs or parts of different compositions



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