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mé·lange

also me·lange  (mā-läNzh′)
n.
1. A mixture: "[a] building crowned with a mélange of antennae and satellite dishes" (Howard Kaplan).
2. Geology A metamorphic rock formation created from sediments and rocks scraped off the top of a downward-moving tectonic plate in a subduction zone.

[French, from Old French meslance, from mesler, to mix; see meddle.]

melange

(meɪˈlɑːnʒ) or

mélange

n
1. a mixture; confusion
2. (Geological Science) geology a totally disordered mixture of rocks of different shapes, sizes, ages, and origins
[C17: from French mêler to mix. See medley]

mé•lange

(meɪˈlɑ̃ʒ, -ˈlɑndʒ)

n., pl. -langes (-ˈlɑ̃ʒ, -ˈlɑn dʒɪz)
mixture; medley.
[1645–55; < French; derivative of Old French mesl(er) to mix (see meddle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melange - a motley assortment of thingsmelange - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

melange

mélange

mélange

also melange
noun
Translations
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melange

mélange [mɛˈlɑːnʒ] Nmezcla f

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