noun, plural med·leys.
Origin of medley
Examples from the Web for medley
Not to mention what happens when this medley of men comes back home.
The jukebox plays a medley of sixties tunes, an apt and agreeable feature.All Hail Richard Hamilton, the Father of British Pop Art|Chloë Ashby|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Years passed and I decided to upload a medley of these ragtime rock songs on YouTube, and that gained some traction.Doo-Wop ‘We Can’t Stop’: Behind the Ridiculously Good Miley Cyrus Cover|Kevin Fallon|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thankfully, Monteith's duel with Mr. Schuester provided a perfect opportunity for such a medley.
His clothes are a medley of complicated textures, startling but enrapturing color palettes and unabashed luxury.Subtle Sophistication: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier|Robin Givhan|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All at once a violent commotion, accompanied by a medley of sounds, came from the fore part of the hold.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'|Percy F. Westerman
At length the train glided in unconcernedly, and shot out a medley of passengers.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
It included a part in the Whig Examiner and chief responsibility for the Medley.
"But I cannot bear such a medley of absurdities," he went on.
A bottle of red wine and a medley of tinned things from home deputized in their absence.Bullets & Billets|Bruce Bairnsfather
- swimming a race in which a different stroke is used for each length
- athletics a relay race in which each leg has a different distance
Word Origin for medley
c.1300, "hand-to-hand combat," from Old French medlee, variant of meslee (see meddle). Meaning "combination, mixture" is from mid-15c.; that of "musical combination consisting of diverse parts" is from 1620s.