Definition of potpourri
1 : a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent
2 : a miscellaneous collection : medley a potpourri of the best songs and sketches — Current Biography
Examples of potpourri in a Sentence
The festival was a musical potpourri—performances included folk, jazz, blues, and rap music.
a potpourri of hit songs from the last 10 years
Recent Examples of potpourri from the Web
The game at Nationals Park was a potpourri of good feelings.
For instance, Good Girlsuccessor, Rated R (2009) -- a potpourri of genres in itself -- features production from dubstep producers such as London’s Chase & Status.
Police found the man 'making snappy potpourri' while waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up.
The gardens are a potpourri of sizes and styles, reflecting the varied interests of their owners.
In an upstairs chamber at Knole House, there is a bowl of potpourri.
Bembibre has been working with the National Trust to characterize some of the smells of Knole House, including the potpourri and even the odor of the furniture wax.
K2 is a mix of chemicals that, when applied to a substance like tobacco, potpourri or paper, becomes a synthetic cannabinoid.
The museum is a potpourri of barbed wire, with samples of hundreds of different types of wire, as well as photos of it and sculptures made from it.
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Origin and Etymology of potpourri
French pot pourri, literally, rotten pot
First Known Use: 1749See Words from the same year
POTPOURRI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of potpourri for English Language Learners
: 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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