plural noun
mis·​cel·​la·​nea | \ ˌmi-sə-ˈlā-nē-ə How to pronounce miscellanea (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of miscellanea

: a collection of miscellaneous (see miscellaneous sense 1) objects or writings

Examples of miscellanea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nevertheless, four tons of documents and secondary copies of films, plus newsreels and miscellanea — old projectors meant for display and other, more necessary equipment used to repair current machines — were lost in the fire. Ela Bittencourt, Vulture, 5 Aug. 2021 The lifelong home of 80-year-old Francisca Cano has become a warehouse of miscellanea. Emilio Morenatti, ajc, 25 Dec. 2020 In these entrepreneurial hands one store became three, and the Masons spent the 1980s becoming one of the nation’s most important distributors of adult miscellanea for gay men. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, 28 Apr. 2020 The rest of the album is equally littered with self-realizations and millennial miscellanea. Karen Muller, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of miscellanea

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miscellanea

Latin, from neuter plural of miscellaneus

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“Miscellanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscellanea. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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