miscellanea

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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of miscellanea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'miscellanea.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of miscellanea

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miscellanea

Latin, from neuter plural of miscellaneus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About miscellanea

Time Traveler for miscellanea

Time Traveler

The first known use of miscellanea was in 1571

See more words from the same year

Statistics for miscellanea

Cite this Entry

“Miscellanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscellanea. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on miscellanea

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for miscellanea

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!