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med·ley

 (mĕd′lē)
n. pl. med·leys
1. An often jumbled assortment; a mixture: "That night he dreamed he was traveling in a foreign country, only it seemed to be a medley of all the countries he'd ever been to and even some he hadn't" (Anne Tyler).
2. Music An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
3. Sports An event in competitive swimming in which backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle are swum in equal distances by an individual or as divisions of a relay race.

[Middle English medle, medleye, combat, battle, mixture, from Anglo-Norman medlee, meddling, combat, mixture, from past participle of medler, to mix, embroil, quarrel; see meddle.]

medley

(ˈmɛdlɪ)
n
1. a mixture of various types or elements
2. (Music, other) a musical composition consisting of various tunes arranged as a continuous whole
3. (Athletics (Track & Field))
a. swimming a race in which a different stroke is used for each length
b. athletics a relay race in which each leg has a different distance
4. an archaic word for melee
adj
of, being, or relating to a mixture or variety
[C14: from Old French medlee, from medler to mix, quarrel]

med•ley

(ˈmɛd li)

n., pl. -leys,
adj. n.
1. a mixture, esp. of heterogeneous elements; jumble.
2. a piece of music combining passages from various sources.
adj.
3. mixed; mingled.
[1300–50; Middle English medlee < Anglo-French, n. and adj. use of feminine of past participle of medler to mix, fight]

Medley

 a mixture, jumble, hotchpotch; a mixed literary or musical composition.
Examples: medley of astrology and homely reciepts, 1897; of houses, 1885; of mirth with sadness, 1529; of music; of many nations, 1652; of philosophy and rhetoric, 1865; of sounds; of tunes; of voices; of sense and madness, 1755.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medley - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"

medley

medley

noun
Translations
أغنيَه مَزيج من أغنِيات مُخْتَلِفَه
směs
medleypotpourri
sekauintisekoitussikermä
vegyesúszás
lagasyrpa
popuri
popūrijs
potpuri

medley

[ˈmedlɪ] N (= mixture) → mezcla f; (= miscellany) → miscelánea f (Mus) → popurrí m

medley

[ˈmɛdli] n
[songs, tunes] → pot-pourri m; [shapes, colours, styles] → pot-pourri m
(SWIMMING)quatre-nages m

medley

nGemisch nt; (Mus) → Potpourri nt, → Medley nt

medley

[ˈmɛdlɪ] n (mixture) → miscuglio, accozzaglia (Mus) → pot-pourri m inv, selezione f

medley

(ˈmedli) noun
a piece of music put together from a number of other pieces. She sang a medley of old songs.