Definition of mela in English:

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mela

Pronunciation: /ˈmālə/

noun

Indian
A fair or Hindu festival.
Example sentences
  • It's the season of festivals, trade fairs, exhibitions and melas of every kind as people turn out in large numbers to beat the heat.
  • Every year, they have a mela (a fair) there called Suarastra Sabha for the express purpose of holding an auction.
  • Once a year a huge tribal fair takes place near here - the Baneshwar mela.

Origin

From Sanskrit melā 'assembly'.

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Syllabification: me·la

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