Definition of melton in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeltən/


Heavy woolen 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 center of manufacturing.

Words that rhyme with melton

Elton, Skelton
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