American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A collection of miscellaneous matters of any kind; specifically, a collection of miscellaneous literary compositions; miscellanies.
- n. countable A miscellaneous collection of different things; a miscellany.
- n. Plural form of miscellaneum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A collection of miscellaneous matters; matters of various kinds.
- n. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
- From Latin miscellus ("mixed"), from misceō ("to mix"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin miscellānea, from neuter pl. of miscellāneus, miscellaneous; see miscellaneous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But I should misinform you grossly if I left you to infer that his collections were a heap of incoherent 'miscellanea'.”
“He also wrote cookbooks and other books about food including a miscellanea, "Lang's Compendium of Culinary Trivia and Nonsense.”
“Excellent link to Mike Holliday's site: makes me want to chase down all these miscellanea.”
“Too much meta isn't nearly as fun as too much miscellanea.”
“I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!”
“So I wonder if we've found the origin, or something close to the origin, in Dr. Robinson's miscellanea.”
“I've just released the burden of that guilt and embraced my inner miscellanea!”
“I browsed idly through the miscellanea, keeping half an ear tuned to the argument going on behind me.”
“Aside from a few names, codewords, and other miscellanea of day-to-day Al Qaeda activities, precious little has emerged from detention and torture -- let alone one of those legendary ticking time bombs or secret hostage locations.”
“It will not work as Biden is on guard for non-issue miscellanea.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘miscellanea’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
A list of bejumble and minglement.
Have I made this list before? Has someone else collected these words together? I can't remember, so I'm just going to start storing some things here.
Don't tell them they are not real--they might cry.
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