Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: melt
IPA transcription: [m'ɛlt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: thaw, melt, thawing, melting
    Meaning: the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: melt, run, melt_down
    Meaning: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
  • Synonyms: dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt
    Meaning: become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
  • Synonyms: mellow, melt, mellow_out
    Meaning: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
  • Synonyms: melt, meld
    Meaning: lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
Usage examples
  • After a while the wax began to melt.
  • The sky is supposed to melt with pity at the sight.
  • If you'd heard him an hour or two ago, he was hot enough to melt all the ice-cream in town.
  • But as she watched him sitting there, dreaming in the warm sunshine, her anger began to melt away.
  • In an instant there came a marvellous change. He saw the stone melt, and begin to grow flexible and soft.
  • Pretty soon, however, the heat of the sun began to melt the wax with which the boy's wings were fastened.
  • Melt 1 ounce of butter in a baking-pan; then cover the bottom of the pan with thin slices of Swiss cheese.
  • I stood and watched the last gleam of the white leopardess melt away, then turned to follow my guide--but reluctantly.
  • Melt a couple of ounces of butter, and put to the milk and flour, together with a couple of eggs, and a tea-spoonful of salt.
  • Melt one and one-half cupfuls of butter and add a tablespoonful of minced parsley, and three hard-boiled eggs chopped very fine.