What does the word medley mean?

Usage examples for medley

  1. Surely never was such a medley known! – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  2. There was a medley of sounds, a fierce, but brief fight, and all was over. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  3. There were some larger specimens of natural history suspended from the ceiling, chiefly skulls and bones of animals; and on the shelves inside a great variety of stones and pebbles and fragments of marble figures, which the doctor had picked up, I believe, in the Mediterranean: altogether the shop was a strange medley, and made people stare very much when they came into it. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat