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Pronunciation: -nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea
1 a plural : separate writings collected in one volume b : a collection of writings on various subjects 2 : a mixture of various things (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)


Text: 1 an unorganized mixture of various dissimilar items or elements ‹ sold a miscellany of old household effects ›
Synonyms assortment, brew, chowchow, colluvies, gallimaufry, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, melee, mingle-mangle, mishmash, mixed bag, motley, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, porridge, potpourri, rumble-bumble, salad, salmagundi, smorgasbord, stew
Related Word mess, muddle; accumulation, aggregation, congeries, conglomeration, cumulation; combination, mix, mixture (Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus)