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Definitions of melee in various dictionaries:
noun - a noisy riotous fight
Confused, hand-to-hand fighting in a pitched battle.
A violent free-for-all.
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|More than a scuffle|
|Beaning aftermath, sometimes|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|From the French for "a mixture", it's a free-for-all battle|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|a confused fight or scuffle.|
|a noisy riotous fight|
|a large noisy uncontrolled crowd, in which people are moving in different directions and sometimes fighting with each other:|
|a situation that is confused and not under control, esp. a fight involving a number of people:|
|Confused, hand-to-hand fighting in a pitched battle.|
|A violent free-for-all. See Synonyms at brawl.|
|A confused tumultuous mingling, as of a crowd: the rush-hour melee.|
Melee ( or , French: mêlée [mle]) or pell-mell battle generally refers to disorganized close combat in battles fought at abnormally close range with little central control once it starts.In the 1579 translation of Plutarch's Lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes, Sir Thomas North uses the term 'pelmel' to refer to a disorganized retreat. The phrase was later used in its current spelling in Shakespeare's Richard III, 1594:* "March on, ioine brauelie, let vs to it pell mell, If not to heauen then hand in hand to hell."|
* The phrase comes from the French expression pêle-mêle, a rhyme based on the old French mesler, meaning to mix or mingle.
* The French term melee was first used in English in c. 1640 (also derived from the old French mesler, but the Old French stem survives in medley and meddle).In military aviation, a melee has been described as "[a]n air battle in which several aircraft, both friend and foe, are confusingly intermingled".Lord Nelson described his tactics for the Battl