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Definition a mixture of things
sometimes specifically:
  • a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  • a swimming race or relay in which different strokes are used
  • a medley of vegetables
medley = mixture
  • a medley of Christmas carols
  • Phelps also won the 200m individual medley.
  • The constant trampling of many feet, the harsh medley of many voices swelled into one dreadful sound.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The medley of sounds got on young Willard's nerves.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • When all the names have been read, a children's chorus sings a medley—"April Showers,"
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • He went through a medley of movie bits and they loved it.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Her sombre suit, of pronounced cut, caused her to appear a little out of place in the medley and bustle of a provincial fair.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The place was a medley of shouting kids, beaming parents and rushed waiters.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The lights, the chatter, the perfumes, the bewildering medley of color—he had, for a moment, the feeling of not being able to stand it.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • While the third syllable is in preparation, the band begins a nautical medley—"All in the Downs,"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Unharness'd chariots stand along the shore: Amidst the wheels and reins, the goblet by, A medley of debauch and war, they lie.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The mere sight of that medley of wet nakedness chilled him to the bone.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Like McCandless, figures of male authority aroused in me a confusing medley of corked fury and hunger to please.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He began to snore again, achieving this time no zoolike medley but an all-out bombardment, as of a newsreel soundtrack of the siege of Stalingrad.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • A medley of crashing sounds came, louder than he had thought that sound could be: horns, sirens, screams.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • They were clad in an odd medley of garments, some in Englishmen's coats and jackets, others with bright blankets draping their shoulders.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Emma wondered on what, of all the medley, she would fix.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Oh, I bet I'm just a medley of smells this morning.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • They have become background music, a Muzak medley of self-hatred themes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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