melange melange  /ˈmɛ læŋ/


  • (n) a motley assortment of things


  1. First appearing in the 80s and 90s, these deeply influential tales, a sort of Archie-comics-meets-Marquez melange of complicated pan-American inter-relationships, are a comix epic.
  2. But it's a pleasing melange under the direction of Mark Waters, who, after Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, is becoming the go-to auteur of traumatized youth.
  3. And Walt Disney produced Fantasia, a melange of pieces from the concert-hall repertoire set to swirling, splashing cartoon images.


  1. Tica's takes over Aladdin's Corn Hill Landing spot

    It's a sitdown restaurant for the lunch and dinner crowd that serves a melange of style: Greek, Mediterranean, Latin.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  2. AlunaGeorge, Like, Totally Channel the '90s in New 'You Know You Like It' Video

    AlunaGeorge continue to artfully tap '90s R&B nostalgia in the new clip for the impossibly sticky "You Know You Like It," abstracting MTV's glory days into a visual melange of era-specific signposts...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Spin


  1. In spite of some pretty grumpy, dismissive reviews (the New York Times' Janet Maslin described it as a "lurid melange of violence and soft-core sex...... embarrassing even by comic-book standards", which made up my mind to see it) I lined up at...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Janet Maslin Source: Anime News Network

  2. Defence counsel Donald Findlay QC described the material as "a hotch-potch, a melange of a whole variety of matters which is, in my submission, of no practical purpose whatsoever to any terrorist".
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Donald Findlay Source: The Guardian

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