Would it be right to use 'juxtaposition' in a sentence in which the adjective 'miscellaneous' was used?
In this CD you can find miscellaneous tracks (of various styles).
In this CD you will find a juxtaposition of various tracks.
My interpretation is, though not mentioned in my dictionary, 'juxtaposition' may suggest the collection is a bit odd in which the items are not, perhaps, logically selected, or at least one wouldn't expect such a selection of items.
I would really appreciate any help. Thanks!
In general 'juxtaposition' refers to entities side-by-side and the only thing "odd" would be its use in casual conversation, unless you are prepared to receive a few strange looks.
Originally Posted by Mehrgan
Thanks for the reply. Then, regardless of their register, would the two sentences mean the same?
And, is there any informal adjective referring to a bunch of items which, when put together in a collection, would not make sense? (Say, a CD with tracks from classical, blues, and thrash metal?!)
Informal — a mishmash of styles.
Formal — an eclectic mix of styles.
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