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miscellanea

Syllabification: mis·cel·la·ne·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmisəˈlānēə
 
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Definition of miscellanea in English:

plural noun

Miscellaneous items, especially literary compositions, that have been collected together.
Example sentences
  • For several years I've been tucking away miscellanea about the record that intrigued me, and something tells me it's time to put it in play.
  • The other consists of a major collection of private papers and miscellanea related to she and her son.
  • It covers over 500 products and 175 materials, and includes domestic furniture, lighting, electrical appliances, clothing, textiles, transport, buildings and building materials, and a good deal of miscellanea.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, neuter plural of miscellaneus (see miscellaneous).

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