(Mel`o*pi*a"no) n. [Gr. me`los song + E. piano.] A piano having a mechanical attachment
which enables the player to prolong the notes at will.
(Mel`o*plas"tic) a. Of or pertaining to meloplasty, or the artificial formation of a new cheek.
(Mel"o*plas`ty) n. [Gr. mh^lon an apple, a cheek + - plasty: cf. F. méloplastie.] (Surg.) The
process of restoring a cheek which has been destroyed wholly or in part.
(||Mel`o*p"ia) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`los song + poiei^n to make.] (Mus.) The art of forming melody; melody;
now often used for a melodic passage, rather than a complete melody.
(Mel"o*type) n. (Photog.) A picture produced by a process in which development after exposure
may be deferred indefinitely, so as to permit transportation of exposed plates; also, the process itself.
(Mel*pom"e*ne) n. [L., fr. Gr. lit., the songstress, fr. to sing.]
1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse of tragedy.
2. (Astron.) The eighteenth asteroid.
(Mel"rose) n. Honey of roses.
(Melt) n. (Zoöl.) See 2d Milt.
(Melt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Melted (obs.) p. p. Molten ; p. pr. & vb. n. Melting.] [AS. meltan; akin
to Gr. me`ldein, E. malt, and prob. to E. smelt, v. &radic108. Cf. Smelt, v., Malt, Milt the spleen.]
1. To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt
ice or snow.
2. Hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild
influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken.
Thou would'st have . . . melted down thy youth.Shak.
For pity melts the mind to love.Dryden.