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Motley vs. Melange — What's the Difference?

Motley vs. Melange — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Motley and Melange

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Motley

Motley is the traditional costume of the court jester, fool, or the harlequin character in commedia dell'arte. The harlequin wears a patchwork of red, green and blue diamonds that is still a fashion motif.
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Melange

A mixture
"[a] building crowned with a mélange of antennae and satellite dishes" (Howard Kaplan).
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Motley

Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous
A motley collection of students at the coffee shop.
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Melange

(Geology) A metamorphic rock formation created from sediments and rocks scraped off the top of a downward-moving tectonic plate in a subduction zone.
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Motley

Having many colors; variegated; parti-colored
A motley tunic.
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Melange

A mixture of different things; a disordered mixture.
The room was a melange of comic books and posters.
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Motley

The parti-colored attire of a court jester.
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Melange

A Viennese coffee speciality, half steamed milk and half coffee.
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Motley

A heterogeneous, often incongruous mixture of elements.
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Melange

(geology) A large-scale breccia formed in the accretionary wedge over a subductional environment.
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Motley

Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity.
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Melange

A mixture; a medley.
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Motley

Having many colours; variegated.
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Melange

A motley assortment of things
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Motley

An incongruous mixture.
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Motley

A jester's multicoloured clothes.
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Motley

(by extension) A jester; a fool.
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Motley

Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; party-colored; as, a motley coat.
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Motley

Composed of different or various parts; heterogeneously made or mixed up; discordantly composite; as, motley style.
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Motley

A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool.
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Motley

Hence, a jester, a fool.
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Motley

A collection containing a variety of sorts of things;
A great assortment of cars was on display
He had a variety of disorders
A veritable smorgasbord of religions
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Motley

A garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
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Motley

A multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
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Motley

Make something more diverse and varied;
Vary the menu
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Motley

Make motley; color with different colors
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Motley

Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity);
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
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Motley

Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly;
A jester dressed in motley
The painted desert
A particolored dress
A piebald horse
Pied daisies
Mar 20, 2022

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