Definition of melange in English:



  • A varied mixture.

    ‘a melange of tender vegetables and herbs’
    • ‘But its productions are less theatre and more a melange of performance art, music, video, and dance.’
    • ‘It was superb: marshmallow-soft pastry and a glorious melange of fish within, the salsa adding a sweet but piquant edge.’
    • ‘There's a nice melange of original and covered material.’
    • ‘Staring back at her, by mouth gaping, a melange of confused emotions begin stewing up inside me.’
    • ‘The composition of the melange varies along strike.’
    • ‘Poised on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, which was a great maritime power in the 15th century, enjoys a melange of cultures few cities can match.’
    • ‘As a result of this fusion, the music played by Mambo Sound can be described as a Caribbean melange with Euro-Western taste.’
    • ‘Unreliable texts, enigmatic melanges of authenticity and rampant imagination arrive on Nanson's lap and draw him further in.’
    • ‘Lithological variations within the Delb Khairkhan melange suggest that the melange is derived from different tectonic environments.’
    • ‘It's deep, fluid and rich, yet with poise and an exotic melange of fruit, spice and rose petal flavours that linger on and on well after you swallow.’
    • ‘It may not be just a two-tier economic divide, but increasingly a three-tier melange which needs to be harmonized in some way.’
    • ‘But confusion still reigns over their genre-mashing melange of styles.’
    • ‘It was a melange of different groups, types and individuals.’
    • ‘Grupo Batuque, like Paul Horn, have created a rhythmic melange of percussive sounds from Brazilian, African and Indian sources.’
    • ‘The author's failure to define clearly these terms and movements makes for a confusing melange that never comes into focus.’
    • ‘Each winemaker sees this wine as a personal statement and each blend is a unique melange of the varieties in the vineyards.’
    • ‘Overall the dishes were a study in contrasts, with textures and flavors working together in a superb melange.’
    • ‘Skilled dancers move beyond pirouettes with their melange of tricks inspired by the Peking Opera and martial arts.’
    • ‘With a melange of rhythmic numbers and the performance to match, the student participants too showcased unlimited energy and zeal.’
    • ‘Weird is not necessarily bad, especially when a wine is a melange of grape varietals.’
    mixture, medley, blend, variety, mixed bag, mix, miscellany, diversity, collection, selection, assortment, assemblage, combination, motley collection, pot-pourri, conglomeration, jumble, mess, confusion, mishmash, hotchpotch, hodgepodge, ragbag, pastiche, patchwork, farrago, hash
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From French mélange, from mêler ‘to mix’.