noun, plural medleys.
a mixture, especially of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge; jumble.
a piece of music combining tunes or passages from various sources: a medley of hit songs from Broadway shows.
Archaic. mixed; mingled.

1300–50; Middle English medlee (noun and adj.) < Anglo-French, noun and adj. use of feminine of past participle of medler to mix, fight; see meddle Unabridged
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medley (ˈmɛdlɪ)
1.  a mixture of various types or elements
2.  a musical composition consisting of various tunes arranged as a continuous whole
3.  Also called: medley relay
 a.  swimming a race in which a different stroke is used for each length
 b.  athletics a relay race in which each leg has a different distance
4.  an archaic word for melee
5.  of, being, or relating to a mixture or variety
[C14: from Old French medlee, from medler to mix, quarrel]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "hand-to-hand combat," from O.Fr. medlee, var. of meslee (see meddle). Meaning "combination, mixture" is from c.1440; that of "musical combination consisting of diverse parts" is from 1626.
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Example sentences
Medley seems to have a list of race- and science-related issues she wants to
  touch on in her play.
The researcher has been looking forward to trying a cicada-vegetable medley.
We also combine all three types in a medley with leeks, mint, and cream.
Set to a medley of excellent songs, this short video brilliantly illustrates
  how cells produce proteins.
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