miscellany

noun mis·cel·la·ny \ ˈmi-sə-ˌlā-nē , chiefly British mi-ˈse-lə-nē \
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of miscellany

plural miscellanies
1 a miscellanies plural : separate writings collected in one volume
b : a collection of writings on various subjects
2 : a mixture of various things

Examples of miscellany in a Sentence

  1. a miscellany of old toys

  2. the box from the attic contained a miscellany of old records, family photo albums, and long-forgotten love letters

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Origin and Etymology of miscellany

probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea


MISCELLANY Defined for English Language Learners

miscellany

noun

Definition of miscellany for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture or collection of different things



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