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[mey-noh; Italian me-naw] /ˈmeɪ noʊ; Italian ˈmɛ nɔ/
adverb, Music.
Origin of meno
1875-80; < Italian < Latin minus less


a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “month,” used with reference to menstruation in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, men-.
< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon Unabridged
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  • The character of meno, like that of Critias, has no relation to the actual circumstances of his life.

    Meno Plato
  • There are no external criteria by which we can determine the date of the meno.

    Meno Plato
  • The place of the meno in the series is doubtfully indicated by internal evidence.

    Meno Plato
  • Unlike the later Platonic Dialogues, the meno arrives at no conclusion.

    Meno Plato
  • In the Phaedo, as in the meno, the origin of ideas is sought for in a previous state of existence.

    Meno Plato
  • Suppose now that some one asked you the question which I asked before: meno, he would say, what is figure?

    Meno Plato
British Dictionary definitions for meno


adverb (music)
(esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
short for meno mosso
Word Origin
from Italian, from Latin minus less


combining form
menstruation: menorrhagia
Word Origin
from Greek mēn month
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meno in Medicine

meno- or men-

  1. Menstruation: menarche.

  2. Menses: menorrhagia.

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