[ mis-uh-ley-nee; British mi-sel-uh-nee ]
See synonyms for miscellany on Thesaurus.com
noun,plural mis·cel·la·nies.
  1. a miscellaneous collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items.

  2. a miscellaneous collection of literary compositions or pieces by several authors, dealing with various topics, assembled in a volume or book.

  1. miscellanies, a miscellaneous collection of articles or entries, as in a book.

Origin of miscellany

First recorded in 1590–1600; Anglicized variant of miscellanea

Other words for miscellany

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use miscellany in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for miscellany


/ (mɪˈsɛlənɪ, US ˈmɪsəˌleɪnɪ) /

nounplural -nies
  1. a mixed assortment of items

  2. (sometimes plural) a miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume

Origin of miscellany

C16: from French miscellanées (pl) miscellanea

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012