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Definition of "miscellany" []

  • A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works. (noun)
  • A publication containing various literary works. (noun)
  • A mixed assortment of items (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume (noun)

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Use "miscellany" in a sentence
  • "Magius, 1664 "; then, pell-mell, there were: _A curious and edifying miscellany concerning church bells_ by Dom Rémi Carré; another _Edifying miscellany_, anonymous; a _Treatise of bells_ by Jean-Baptiste Thiers, curate of Champrond and Vibraye; a ponderous tome by an architect named"
  • "I was distinguishing what was indisputably a mass-market phenomenon-opera and the fantasies spun off from opera that were the core of so-called miscellany programs-from the serious music written for a composer's pupils or the connoisseurs who patronized aristocratic salons."
  • "A miscellany is a collection of various literary productions kinds (poems, letters, essays, illustrations) gathered in a single volume, often united thematically rather than formally."