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Melun

[muh-lœn] /məˈlœ̃/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Seine-et-Marne, in N France.

Seine-et-Marne

[seyn-ey-mahrn; French sen-ey-marn] /ˈseɪn eɪˈmɑrn; French sɛn eɪˈmarn/
noun
1.
a department in N France. 2290 sq. mi. (5930 sq. km).
Capital: Melun.
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  • The town of Melun was defended with most determined obstinacy.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 J. Endell Tyler
  • Later in the day Joffre came to Melun, and I had a long conference with him.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • His majesty was entering Melun with his long train of carriages and cavaliers.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • It was a lark in some town of the provinces—Meaux or Melun; what difference did it make?

    On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller
  • A telegram calls me suddenly to Melun—I must go on the instant.

  • Never you mind,” said Melun in a hectoring voice, “it is my affair, and not yours.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
  • He was spare, too, as Melun was, but his was the leanness of a man who has been worn fine by activity.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
  • I tell you,” said Melun, almost earnestly, “that I found nothing.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
  • “I was not aware that I could,” replied Captain Melun with a touch of sarcasm in his voice.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
  • But now, to Westerham's surprise, Melun had turned to sneering.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
British Dictionary definitions for Melun

Seine-et-Marne

/French sɛnemarn/
noun
1.
a department of N central France, in Île-de-France region. Capital: Melun. Pop: 1 232 467 (2003 est). Area: 5931 sq km (2313 sq miles)
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