mêlée

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See also: melee

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mêlée.

Noun[edit]

mêlée (plural mêlées)

  1. Alternative spelling of melee

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French meslee, older meslede, from Vulgar Latin *misculāta (mixed), feminine past participle of *misculō, ultimately from Latin misceō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mêlée f (plural mêlées)

  1. fray
  2. (rugby) scrum

Verb[edit]

mêlée f

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of mêler

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