melton

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Melton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melton. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

melton

noun

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

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