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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.]
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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
of, being, or relating to a mixture or variety
[C14: from Old French medlee, from medler to mix, quarrel]
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n., pl. -leys,
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]
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Medleya 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.
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noun mixture, confusion, jumble, assortment, patchwork, pastiche, mixed bag (informal), potpourri, mélange (French), miscellany, mishmash, farrago, hotchpotch, hodgepodge, salmagundi, olio, gallimaufry, omnium-gatherum a medley of traditional songs
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أغنيَه مَزيج من أغنِيات مُخْتَلِفَه
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(SWIMMING) → quatre-nages m
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a piece of music put together from a number of other pieces. She sang a medley of old songs. keur أغنيَه مَزيج من أغنِيات مُخْتَلِفَه смесица miscelânea směs das Potpourri potpourri; medley ποτ πουρίpopurrí popurrii قطعه موسیقی مختلط potpuri pot-pourri מַחֲרוֹזֶת שִׁירִים अलग अलग का मेलचीजों या व्यक्तियों mješavina egyveleg bunga rampai nyanyian lagasyrpa pot-pourri メドレー 혼성곡, 메들리 popuri popūrijs aneka potpourripotpurri składanka, potpourri يو ډول مختلطه موسيقى miscelânea potpuriu попурри zmes venček mešavina potpurri, medley เพลงผสม potpuri 組曲 попурі مختلف دھنوں سے ترتیب دی ہوئی موسیقی bản nhạc hỗn hợp 混成曲（多首声乐曲或器乐曲串联在一起）
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