Synonyms for jumble

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : juhm-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒʌm bəl

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Définition of jumble

Origin :
  • 1520s, originally "to move confusedly," perhaps coined on model of stumble, tumble, etc. In 17c., it was yet another euphemism for "have sex with" (a sense first attested 1580s). Meaning "mix or confuse" is from 1540s. Related: Jumbled; jumbling.
  • noun hodgepodge
  • verb mix up, confuse
Example sentences :
  • Do we not nightly jumble events and personages and times and places, as these do daily?
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • Of all these men and the rushing world of power they lived in, I have only a jumble of memories now.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • For my own life was a jumble—irregular, crowded and intense.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • A musician might extract some harmony from this chaos of noises, this jumble of sounds.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • It was full of a jumble of newspapers, books, old clothes and underlinen, in bundles.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • It's a sort of jumble for a modern residence, but I like it.
  • Extract from : « Glory of Youth » by Temple Bailey
  • "Not half such a jumble as you are making of yours," smiled Elfreda.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • When the waiters had moved away, "We are having a jumble sale," she announced.
  • Extract from : « Once a Week » by Alan Alexander Milne
  • His first impression was a jumble—eyes, scurrying movement, and bulk.
  • Extract from : « Cat and Mouse » by Ralph Williams
  • We needn't give any name—only a jumble of letters that spell nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Wreck of the Titan » by Morgan Robertson

Antonyms for jumble

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