Definition of mélange
: a mixture often of incongruous elements a mélange of architectural styles
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Examples of mélange in a Sentence
a mélange of colors and shapes
a mélange of architectural styles
Recent Examples of mélange from the Web
Like the works in the exhibit, partygoers reflected a diversity of looks, creating a colorful and artful melange.
Jon Batiste, meanwhile, looked like a class act in a gray melange blazer, complete with a swanky pocket square, and a simple black T-shirt.
The resulting melange speaks to their Generation Y status with their affinity for all things ’90s.
Of course, those in the lobby were no doubt curious about the men in white or cream linen suits, women in a melange of gowns, while debutantes wore white gowns with white gloves in hand.
Interior design style: Melange of modern and traditional Favorite interior design elements: The dining room chandelier creates a subtle veil separating that room from the living room, Vivian said.
In the heart of the Middle East with its melange of autocratic, oil-rich and marginal countries sits Israel, the envy of the region.
Chloe Ziner and Jessica Gabriel combine movement, music and — most wondrously — projections in a melange of humor, sadness and beauty.
The latter brew, a collaboration with local beer-loving chef Anne Conness (Sausal), is a melange of rich spices and chiles, and it’s worth hunting down a bottle (check your local Whole Foods).
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Did You Know?
Mélange got mixed into the melting pot of English back in the 1600s. It derives from the Middle French verb mesler, which means "to mix." "Mélange" is actually one of several French contributions to the English body of words for miscellaneous mixtures. "Pastiche" (meaning "a composition made up of selections of different works," or broadly, "a disorderly mixture, hodgepodge") is borrowed from French, and "medley" and "potpourri" have roots in French, too. There's also the lesser known "gallimaufry" (meaning "hodgepodge"), which comes from the Middle French galimafree (meaning "stew").
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Definition of mélange for English Language Learners
: a mixture of different things
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