Meaning of “melee” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “melee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meleenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmeɪˌleɪ, meɪˈleɪ/

a situation that is confused and not under control, esp. a fight involving a number of people:

A melee erupted in the stands near the end of the game.

(Definition of “melee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)