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

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Examples of miscellanea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Reagan, Gay Porn, and Family Secrets Star in Circus of Books," 28 Apr. 2020 The rest of the album is equally littered with self-realizations and millennial miscellanea. Karen Muller, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston’s Future Teens navigate romance in the age of texting and Tinder," 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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The first known use of miscellanea was in 1571

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“Miscellanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscellanea. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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