Definition of potpourri
- a potpourri of the best songs and sketches
- —Current Biography
The festival was a musical potpourri—performances included folk, jazz, blues, and rap music.
a potpourri of hit songs from the last 10 years
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First Known Use: 1749See Words from the same year
agglomerate, agglomeration, assortment, clutter, collage, grab bag, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, litter, medley, mélange, miscellany, mishmash, mixed bag, motley, muddle, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, patchwork, ragbag, rummage, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, tumble, variety, welter;
: a mixture of dried flower petals, leaves, and spices that is used to make a room smell pleasant
: a collection of different things
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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