medley

If you can't decide which of three songs to play, why not play a medley? A medley is one piece of music, made up of passages from other songs.

Medley comes from the Old French word medlee which meant — eek! — hand-to-hand combat. There are times, like when watching the Academy Awards, that a really long medley accompanied by, say, mimes, might make you want to engage in battle, but a better way to remember this word is that it is related to the word, meddle, which means to get mixed up in someone's business.

DEFINITIONS OF: medley

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n a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

Synonyms:
pastiche, potpourri
Type of:
composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
a musical work that has been created
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