What does medley mean?

Definitions for medley
ˈmɛd limed·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medley, potpourri, pastichenoun

    a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

Wiktionary

  1. medleynoun

    Combat, fighting; a battle.

    Etymology: From medle, from medlee, medlee, from misculata, feminine past participle of misculare. Compare meddle, also melee.

  2. medleynoun

    A collection or mixture of miscellaneous things.

    a fruit medley

    Etymology: From medle, from medlee, medlee, from misculata, feminine past participle of misculare. Compare meddle, also melee.

  3. medleynoun

    A collection of related songs played or mixed together as a single piece.

    They played a medley of favorite folk songs as an encore.

    Etymology: From medle, from medlee, medlee, from misculata, feminine past participle of misculare. Compare meddle, also melee.

  4. medleynoun

    A competitive swimming event that combines the four strokes of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.

    Etymology: From medle, from medlee, medlee, from misculata, feminine past participle of misculare. Compare meddle, also melee.

  5. medleyverb

    To combine, to form a medley.

    Etymology: From medle, from medlee, medlee, from misculata, feminine past participle of misculare. Compare meddle, also melee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medleynoun

    a mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often used contemptuously

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

  2. Medleynoun

    the confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a melee

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

  3. Medleynoun

    a composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

  4. Medleynoun

    a cloth of mixed colors

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

  5. Medleyadjective

    mixed; of mixed material or color

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

  6. Medleyadjective

    mingled; confused

    Etymology: [OE. medlee, OF. mesle, medle, melle, F. mle. See Meddle, and cf. Mele, Mellay.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medley

    med′li, n. a mingled and confused mass: a miscellany: a song or piece of music made up of bits from various sources continuously: a cloth woven from yarn of different colours: (obs.) a mêlée, fight. [O. Fr. medler, mesler, to mix.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medley in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of medley in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment":

    Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Romania.

  2. Sammy Rono:

    We have a strong squad in the medley. One person's withdrawal cannot derail a team. Furthermore it's already too late to pick another athletes. We will do with Ferguson Rotich, Abednego Chesebe, Timothy Cheruiyot and Joseph Porghisio.

  3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance, he was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.

  4. Mariza Snyder:

    Abdullah — who now weighs less than she did pre-pregnancy — tries to reach for spices when preparing each meal of the day. For example, she mixes cinnamon into her breakfast smoothies to manage insulin levels and keep blood sugar low, and sprinkles nuts with red chili powder, which increases metabolism, as well as salt, pepper and cumin. For a quick dinner, she marinates chicken overnight with cumin, ginger, garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika and coriander. She referenced her cauliflower, pea and carrot medley with turmeric, which reduces inflammation. Experts say spices can be beneficial for weight loss, but an active lifestyle and eating well overall are key. Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, said exercising, avoiding processed foods, and opting for a plant-based diet when possible is crucial. Today, in addition to adding spices to Mariza Snyder food, Abdullah works out about twice a week. Mariza Snyder’s energetic and confident, and no longer feels deprived. Plus, Mariza Snyder weight is at an all-time low for Mariza Snyder adult life. My life has changed because I seek out more active things to do now.

  5. Janet Yellen:

    Nothing Medley Global Advisors reported in October ... could have been conveyed in June, and let me assure you that, in any case, I did not convey any confidential information.

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