melo

noun \ ˈme(ˌ)lō , -lə ; -₋ləw , -₋lō+V \

Definition of melo

plural -s

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of melo

by shortening


Melo

\ ˈmē(ˌ)lō , ˈme(- \

Definition of Melo

  • taxonomic synonym of cymbium

Origin and Etymology of melo

New Latin, from Late Latin, melon


1

melo-

combining form

Definition of melo-

: song
  • melologue
  • melomania

Origin and Etymology of melo-

French mélo-, from Greek melo-, from melos limb, musical phrase, melody, song


2

melo-

Definition of melo-

— see mel-

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up melo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!