Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "medleys": 

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]