Definition of Melba in English:

Melba

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛlbə/

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noun

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

Origin

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

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