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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
směs
melange
melanj

melange

mélange [mɛˈlɑːnʒ] Nmezcla f

melange

, mélange
nMischung f
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These romances, carrying further the tendency which appears in Sidney's 'Arcadia,' are among the most extravagant of all products of the romantic imagination--strange melanges of ancient history, medieval chivalry, pastoralism, seventeenth century artificial manners, and allegory of current events.
Here lay an ovenful of the latest ethics - there a kettle of dudecimo melanges. Volumes of German morality were hand and glove with the gridiron - a toasting-fork might be discovered by the side of Eusebius - Plato reclined at his ease in the frying-pan- and contemporary manuscripts were filed away upon the spit.
I invoke your consideration of the scene--the marble-topped tables, the range of leather-upholstered wall seats, the gay company, the ladies dressed in demi-state toilets, speaking in an exquisite visible chorus of taste, economy, opulence or art; the sedulous and largess-loving garcons , the music wisely catering to all with its raids upon the composers; the melange of talk and laughter--and, if you will, the Wurzburger in the tall glass cones that bend to your lips as a ripe cherry sways on its branch to the beak of a robber jay.
Here he kept a retinue of Kaffirs, who were literally his slaves; and hence he would sally, with enormous diamonds in his shirt and on his finger, in the convoy of a prize-fighter of heinous repute, who was not, however, by any means the worst element in the Rosenthall melange. So said common gossip; but the fact was sufficiently established by the interference of the police on at least one occasion, followed by certain magisterial proceedings which were reported with justifiable gusto and huge headlines in the newspapers aforesaid.
Jusqu'aux annees 1990, le concept de metissage et son parallele, l'hybridation, appliques au monde colonial et postcolonial anglo-americain (Hall 1992; Bhabha 1994; Young 1995; Werbner et Moodod 1997; Gilroy 2004; Hutnyk 2005), se sont convertis en metaphores generiques des melanges culturels issus de la dissolution des cultures entreprise par la postmodemite.
Leur particularite est l'originalite de leur style musical algerien caracterise par des melanges de rythmes et de couleurs.
--Ashin--Naein-Sourak-Dehshir-Shahrbabak--Baft colored melanges with general southward trend.
These ophiolites are spatially associated with ophiolitic melanges and flysch respectively representing the reworking of the Cretaceous ophiolites and Indian continental margin and the Neo-Tethyan ocean floor.
Melanges; processes of formation and societal significance.
The variety of contributions to the volume also underlines the special problems Charpentier's music presents, and it is a sign of the current state of Charpentier studies that work on the composer's autograph manuscripts, the Melanges, continues to yield new discoveries and insights into Charpentier's music and "his world." However, the volume also reflects a number of other avenues of research: establishing links between Charpentier's works and their contexts, coming to terms with his unique style and its relationship to the broader French musical language, and understanding the composer's influence on that language.
The development of thick tectonic melanges is documented in several orogenic belts, but in general they are rather unusual units associated to first order tectonic contacts.