- a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
- a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
Motley refers to the traditional costume of the court jester, or the harlequin character in commedia dell`arte. The latter wears a patchwork of red, green and blue diamonds that is still a fashion motif. The word motley is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as a cognate with medley, although the unrelated mottled has also contributed to t....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motley
• (a.) Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; party-colored; as, a motley coat. • (a.) Wearing motley or party-colored clothing. See Motley, n., 1. • (n.) A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool. • (n.) Composed of different or various par...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/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`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
[ Middle English mottelee
; confer Old French mattelé
clotted, curdled, OF, ciel mattonné
a mottled sky, mate
, curdled milk, Prov. German matte
curd. Confer Mottle
Variegated in color; consist...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/M/106
Mot'ley noun 1.
A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool. Chaucer.
's the only wear.' Shak. 2.
Hence, a jester, a fool. [ Obsolete] Shak. Man of motley
, a fool.
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consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kindsFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/151399
- having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly 2. [n] - a garment made of motley (especially a court jester`s costume) 3. [n] - a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England 4. [v] - make motleyFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=motley
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