Definition of miscellany
1a miscellanies plural : separate writings collected in one volumeb : a collection of writings on various subjects
2 : a mixture of various things
Examples of miscellany in a Sentence
a miscellany of old toys
the box from the attic contained a miscellany of old records, family photo albums, and long-forgotten love letters
Recent Examples of miscellany from the Web
Confession: When I was first promoted to this position, writing about the miscellany of Central Florida entertainment, Little Fish Huge Pond was my model subject.
The Picayune frog became enormously popular, with souvenir pins becoming a fashion around town and the frog gracing calendars and other miscellany.
Ms. Hall’s aesthetic of extreme orderliness is largely a reaction to the magpie mind-set of her parents, whose Victorian house in San Francisco is piled high and haphazardly with miscellany dating back five decades.
The general impression was of a gorgeous miscellany.
This story is everything else, a new pile of Nintendo, Sega, and even a bunch of Atari 2600 games, plus some other miscellany and oddities.
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Origin and Etymology of miscellany
probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea
First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
MISCELLANY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscellany for English Language Learners
: a mixture or collection of different things
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