Definition of Melba in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛlbə/

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(in phrase do a Melba) Australian informal
Return from retirement, or make several farewell appearances.


1970s: from the name of the soprano Dame Nellie Melba (see Melba, Dame Nellie), who made repeated ‘farewell’ appearances.

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