noun, plural mis·cel·la·nies.
- misch metal,
- mischief night
Origin of miscellany
Examples from the Web for miscellanies
A small collection of his miscellanies was preserved by a faithful disciple, and afterwards republished.A History of Chinese Literature|Herbert A. Giles
The work was published anonymously, and he only asserts that he had "never lent his name to recommend any miscellanies."The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
Aubrey writes, in his Miscellanies: "Most houses of the west end of London have the horse-shoe on the threshold."Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites|John Nettin Radcliffe
The numerous writings of this versatile ecclesiastic may be divided into letters, miscellanies, discourses, poems.
Of course, miscellanies by their very nature are likely to be organized according to principles of variety.The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany|Hurlo Thrumbo (pseudonym)
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for miscellany
"a mixture, medley," 1590s, from Latin miscellanea "a writing on miscellaneous subjects," originally "meat hash, hodge-podge" (food for gladiators), neuter plural of miscellaneus (see miscellaneous).