olio: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ō'lē-ō"), [key]
— pl. o•li•os.
  1. a dish of many ingredients.
  2. See(def. 2).
  3. a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.
  4. a medley or potpourri, as of musical or literary selections; miscellany.
    1. a specialty act performed downstage while the upstage set is changed.
    2. a performance, as a musical number, presented between scenes or acts.
    3. Seedrop scene(def. 1).
    4. a program of variety acts, esp. the second half of a minstrel show.
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