I. noun (plural medleys) Etymology: Middle English medle, from Anglo-French medlee, from feminine of medlé, past participle of medler to mix — more at meddle Date: 14th century 1. archaic melee 2. a diverse assortment or mixture; especially hodgepodge 3. a musical composition made up of a series of songs or short pieces II. adjective Date: 14th century mixed, motley

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Medley — Med ley, a. 1. Mixed; of mixed material or color. [Obs.] A medl[ e] coat. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Mingled; confused. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • medley — (n.) c.1300, hand to hand combat, from O.Fr. medlee, variant of meslee (see MEDDLE (Cf. meddle)). Meaning combination, mixture is from mid 15c.; that of musical combination consisting of diverse parts is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • medley — /ingl. ˈmɛdlɪ/ [vc. ingl., propr. «mescolanza, miscuglio»] s. m. inv. (mus.) pot pourri (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Medley — ↑ Potpourri …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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  • medley — ► NOUN (pl. medleys) 1) a varied mixture. 2) a collection of songs or other musical items performed as a continuous piece. ORIGIN originally denoting hand to hand combat, also cloth made of variegated wool: from Old French medlee melee , from… …   English terms dictionary

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