motley Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “motley” in the English Dictionary

"motley" in British English

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motleyadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmɒ  us   /ˈmɑːt-/
consisting of many different ​types that do not ​appear to go together: There's a motley assortment/​collection of ​oldfurniture in the ​house we're ​renting now. The ​people who ​turned up for the ​meeting were a motley crew (= a ​group consisting of many different ​types of ​people).
(Definition of motley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈmɑt·li/
consisting of many different ​types, ​parts, or ​colors that do not ​seem to ​belong together: A motley ​crew of ​educators and ​studentsgathered at the ​seminar.
(Definition of motley from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “motley”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混杂的, 不同种类的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混雜的, 不同種類的…
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