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