Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “melt”

melt

verb uk   /melt/ us  

melt verb (BECOME LIQUID)

B2 [I or T] to turn from something solid into something soft or liquid, or to cause something to do this: The snow usually melts by mid March. Melt the chocolate slowly so that it doesn't burn. The meat's beautifully cooked - it melts in your mouth (= is so pleasantly soft that you do not need to chew it).Physical and chemical processes

melt verb (FEEL LOVE)

[I] to start to feel love or sympathy, especially after feeling angry: He only has to look at her, and she melts. He'd been going to refuse but his heart melted when he saw the children's faces.Calming and relaxing

melt

noun [C] uk   /melt/ mainly US us  
a sandwich containing melted cheese: a tuna meltSandwiches and snacks
(Definition of melt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of melt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “melt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More