melee Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “melee” in the English Dictionary

"melee" in British English

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meleenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈmel.eɪ/ literary
a ​largenoisyuncontrolledcrowd, in which ​people are ​moving in different ​directions and sometimes ​fighting with each other: We ​lostsight of each other in the melee.
(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 ​fightinvolving 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)
Translations of “melee”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混乱, 混乱的人群…
in Turkish kargaşa, arbede, karışıklık…
in Russian свалка, драка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混亂, 混亂的人群…
in Polish zamieszanie…
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