- (Dame) NellieHelen Porter Mitchell Armstrong, 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano.
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for melba
This is true, also, of the voice of a Caruso or a Melba singing either a copyrighted or uncopyrighted piece.
This is true also of the voice of a Caruso or a Melba singing either a copyrighted or uncopyrighted piece.
Not more than that, because weve got the Reeves box at the opera, and Melba is singing.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
The dear, kind-hearted Melba has always been a good friend of mine.
Madame Melba's point of view is not held exclusively by her.Interpreters
Carl Van Vechten
- Dame Nellie, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano
- do a Melba Australian slang to make repeated farewell appearances
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Word Origin and History for melba
in various food preparations, especially peach Melba (1905) and Melba toast (1925) is in honor of Nellie Melba, stage name (based on Melbourne, Australia) of Australian-born operatic soprano Helen Mitchell (1861-1931).
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