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motley - Dictionary definition and meaning for word motley

(noun) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Example Sentence
  • a great assortment of cars was on display
  • he had a variety of disorders
  • a veritable smorgasbord of religions

(noun) a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
(noun) a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
(verb) make something more diverse and varied
Synonyms : variegate , vary
Example Sentence
  • Vary the menu

(verb) make motley; color with different colors
Synonyms : parti-color

(adj) consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
Synonyms : assorted , miscellaneous , mixed , sundry
Example Sentence
  • an arrangement of assorted spring flowers
  • assorted sizes
  • miscellaneous accessories
  • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
  • a motley crew
  • sundry sciences commonly known as social

(adj) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
Example Sentence
  • a jester dressed in motley
  • the painted desert
  • a particolored dress
  • a piebald horse
  • pied daisies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for motley

If you and your friend goto shopping, he would suggest you in Hindi "Yeh Dress Math (MOT-Don't) LEY (take),Joker ki thara dhikegha". It didnt suit u as it was multi-coloured!
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by dornap

sounds like a medley of coulours..
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by 1.6k

rearrange motley <> moltey (multi)colored
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by kmr.akhil

sounds close to the few words of the song " more rang de(ley) basanti"
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by mon_m

motley>> multiLayer (of colour )
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by rockistani

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by mdhineshm

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