Share this entry
melton Line breaks: mel¦ton
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛlt(ə)n/

Definition of melton in English:


[mass noun]
Heavy woollen cloth with a close-cut nap, used for overcoats and jackets.
Example sentences
  • Tightly woven wool, wool melton, felted or boiled wool, leather and suede along with faux leather and suede all can be clipped, snipped, slashed or punched without fraying.
  • Firm, stable fabrics such as melton and gabardine hold the cut edge shape with minimal staystitching.
  • If you decide to stitch the design on a heavier fabric than the test sample (such as melton or fleece) the stitches will imbed in the fabric and pull the design out of alignment.


Early 19th century: named after Melton Mowbray, a town in central England, formerly a centre of cloth manufacture.

Words that rhyme with melton

Elton, Skelton
Definition of melton in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources