melting

adjective
melt·​ing | \ ˈmel-tiŋ How to pronounce melting (audio) \

Definition of melting

: tender, delicate a love song's melting lyric … he impressed me with a melting performance of Paola Prestini's "Prelude and Aria" (from her opera "Gilgamesh") with the American Composers Orchestra.The New York Times Updike's manner of appreciation is softer, more murmurous, more a matter of sighs and attentive ahhhs, but before his tone can turn too melting he pulls himself up and fixes the writer with an arresting phrase or judgment.— James Wolcott

Other Words from melting

meltingly adverb
meltingly tender berries … — Elaine Johnson It was a little plane, with the usual meltingly beautiful air hostess. — Doris Lessing Phil Masi looked at him meltingly. "Oh gosh, Senator, I'd follow you anywhere." — Wilfrid Sheed The kitchen does justice to its prime ingredients. Careful braising makes for moist, meltingly tender rabbit that soaks up its sauce like a sponge. — William Grimes

Examples of melting in a Sentence

a love song's melting lyrics She looked at him with melting eyes.

First Known Use of melting

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of melting was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Melting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melting. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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