mél

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See also: mel, Mel, mèl, mêl, měl, -mel-, mel', and Mel.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of messagerie électronique (electronic messaging), following the form of tél (telephone, abbr.), and influenced by the pronunciation of English mail.

Noun[edit]

mél m (plural méls)

  1. An email message.
    • 2008, Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow, The Story of French, Macmillan →ISBN
      It preferred the homegrown mél (a contraction of message électronique), even though the French terminology commissions had proposed mél only as a written short form for business cards, like Tél for phone number. The Academy finally ...

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