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melee

me·lee [or] mê·lée

melee [or] mêlée

 
pronunciation:
meI leI [or] meI leI
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chaotic hand-to-hand fight among several combatants; free-for-all.
synonyms:
brawl, free-for-all
similar words:
donnybrook, fistfight, fracas, fray, row, ruckus, scrap, scuffle, set-to, tussle
definition 2: a confused mingling or turmoil not involving combat.
The crowd rushed out the doors in a general melee.
synonyms:
commotion, turmoil
similar words:
affray, chaos, confusion, disorder, disturbance, fracas, hubbub, pandemonium, riot, row, ruckus, rumpus, tumult
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