mel·​ton ˈmel-tᵊn How to pronounce melton (audio)
: a heavy smooth woolen fabric with short nap

Examples of melton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The melton coat sits over a flecked tweed suit—contrasting the matte outerwear with mottled textures beneath. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 21 Jan. 2023

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Word History


Melton Mowbray, town in England

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of melton was circa 1858

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“Melton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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mel·​ton ˈmelt-ᵊn How to pronounce melton (audio)
: a smooth heavy woolen cloth used for overcoats

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