motley

  1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  2. a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

Motley

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....
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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...
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motley

calico adjective 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`
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Motley

Mot'ley adjective [ Middle English mottelee , motle ; confer Old French mattelé clotted, curdled, OF, ciel mattonné a mottled sky, mate , maton , curdled milk, Prov. German matte curd. Confer Mottle .] 1. Variegated in color; consist...
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Motley

Mot'ley noun 1. A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool. Chaucer. ' Motley 's the only wear.' Shak. 2. Hence, a jester, a fool. [ Obsolete] Shak. Man of motley , a fool. ...
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motley

consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
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motley

[adj] - 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 motley
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