Medleys
Medley Med"ley, n.; pl. {Medleys}. [OE. medlee, OF. mesl['e]e, medl['e]e, mell['e]e, F. m[^e]l['e]e. See {Meddle}, and cf. {Mel['E]e}, {Mellay}.] 1. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often used contemptuously. [1913 Webster]

This medley of philosophy and war. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Love is a medley of endearments, jars, Suspicions, reconcilements, wars. --W. Walsh. [1913 Webster]

2. The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a m[^e]l['e]e. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri. [1913 Webster]

Note: Medley is usually applied to vocal, {potpourri} to instrumental, compositions. [1913 Webster]

4. A cloth of mixed colors. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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