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Dictionary definition for: Motley

1. (n) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display" "he had a variety of disorders" "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

2. (v) make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"

3. (s) consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity) "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers" "assorted sizes" "miscellaneous accessories" "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music" "a motley crew" "

4. (n) a garment made of motley (especially a court jester''s costume)

5. (v) make motley; color with different colors

6. (s) 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"

7. (n) a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

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