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Medley vs. Song

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Medleynoun

Combat, fighting; a battle.

Songnoun

A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.

‘Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.’;

Medleynoun

A collection or mixture of miscellaneous things.

‘a fruit medley’;

Songnoun

(by extension) Any musical composition.

Medleynoun

(music) A collection of related songs played or mixed together as a single piece.

‘They played a medley of favorite folk songs as an encore.’;

Songnoun

Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

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Medleynoun

(swimming) A competitive swimming event that combines the four strokes of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.

Songnoun

The act or art of singing.

Medleynoun

A cloth of mixed colours.

Songnoun

A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.

‘I love hearing the song of canary birds.’;

Medleyverb

(music) To combine, to form a medley.

Songnoun

(ornithology) The distinctive sound that a male bird utters to attract a mate or to protect his territory; contrasts with call

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Medleynoun

A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; - often used contemptuously.

‘This medley of philosophy and war.’; ‘Love is a medley of endearments, jars,Suspicions, reconcilements, wars.’;

Songnoun

Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.

‘He bought that car for a song.’;

Medleynoun

The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a mêlée.

Songnoun

An object of derision; a laughing stock.

Medleynoun

A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri.

Songnoun

That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.

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Medleynoun

A cloth of mixed colors.

Songnoun

A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.

Medleyadjective

Mixed; of mixed material or color.

Songnoun

More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.

‘The bard that first adorned our native tongueTuned to his British lyre this ancient song.’;

Medleyadjective

Mingled; confused.

Songnoun

Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

‘This subject for heroic song.’;

Medleynoun

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

Songnoun

An object of derision; a laughingstock.

‘And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.’;

Songnoun

A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song.

Songnoun

a short musical composition with words;

‘a successful musical must have at least three good songs’;

Songnoun

a distinctive or characteristic sound;

‘the song of bullets was in the air’; ‘the song of the wind’; ‘the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead’;

Songnoun

the act of singing;

‘with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates’;

Songnoun

the characteristic sound produced by a bird;

‘a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age’;

Songnoun

a very small sum;

‘he bought it for a song’;

Songnoun

the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

Songnoun

a dynasty that ruled in China AD 960–1279.

Song

A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches (melodies) using patterns of sound and silence.

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