AskDefine | Define medley

Dictionary Definition

medley n : a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources [syn: potpourri, pastiche]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A collection or mixture of complementary things.
    a fruit medley
  2. A collection of related songs played or mixed together as a single piece.
    They played a medley of favorite folk songs as an encore.

Translations

A collection or mixture of complementary things
A collection of related songs
  • Finnish: sikermä
  • French: collection de morceaux apparentés joués ou mélangés ensemble
  • German: das Gemisch, der Mischmasch, das Potpourri (Musik), 2. adj. gemischt, bunt.
  • Slovene: venček

Extensive Definition

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medley in German: Medley (Begriffsklärung)
medley in French: Medley
medley in Italian: Medley
medley in Dutch: Medley
medley in Volapük: Medley

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agglomeration, all sorts, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, assemblage, assortment, bicolor, bicolored, blend, blended, brew, broad spectrum, capriccio, caprice, chromatic, cold, collectanea, collection, colorful, colorific, coloring, colory, combination, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate, conglomeration, cool, crazy, daedal, dappled, dichromatic, divers-colored, divertissement, eclectic, equivocal, fantasia, farrago, fifty-fifty, gallimaufry, glowing, goulash, half-and-half, harlequin, harmonious, hash, heterogeneous, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, humoresque, indiscriminate, intricate, ironic, jumble, jumbled, kaleidoscopic, magpie, many-colored, many-sided, mash, matching, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, mingled, miscellanea, miscellaneous, miscellany, mishmash, mix, mixed, mixed bag, mixture, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multicolorous, multifaceted, multinational, multiracial, oddments, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium gatherum, omnium-gatherum, parti-color, parti-colored, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, patchy, pigmentary, pluralistic, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, potpourri, prismal, prismatic, promiscuous, rainbow, romance, romanza, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scramble, scrambled, shot, shot through, spectral, stew, sundries, syncretic, thrown together, thunder and lightning, tinctorial, tingent, toning, trichromatic, trichromic, tricolor, tricolored, two-tone, varicolored, varied, variegated, variety, versicolor, versicolored, warm, what you will
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