1. (a.) Consisting of vastly differing colors or members; as, a motley group; a motley coat\.

2. (a.) Wearing motley or party-colored clothing. See Motley.

3. (n.) Composed of different or various parts; heterogeneously made or mixed up; discordantly composite; as, motley style.

4. (n.) A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool.

5. (n.) Hence, a jester, a fool.

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