1. Mixed; of mixed material or color. [Obs.] “A medlé coat.”
2. Mingled; confused.
Med·ley n.; pl. Medleys
1. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often used contemptuously.
This medley of philosophy and war. --Addison.
Love is a medley of endearments, jars,
Suspicions, reconcilements, wars. --W. Walsh.
2. The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a mêlée. [Obs.]
3. Mus. A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri.
Note: ☞ Medley is usually applied to vocal, potpourri to instrumental, compositions.
4. A cloth of mixed colors.
n : a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or
other musical pieces from various sources [syn: potpourri,