[ mek-lin ]
/ ˈmɛk lɪn /


French Malines. Flemish Mech·e·len [mekh-uh-luh n] /ˈmɛx ə lən/. a city in N Belgium.


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Example sentences from the Web for mechelen

  • So the late autumn of that year found Barty and his aunt at Malines, or Mechelen, as it calls itself in its native tongue.

    The Martian|George Du Maurier

British Dictionary definitions for mechelen (1 of 2)

/ (ˈmɛxələn) /


a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province: capital of the Netherlands from 1507 to 1530; formerly famous for lace-making; now has an important vegetable market. Pop: 76 981 (2004 est)French name: Malines English name: Mechlin

British Dictionary definitions for mechelen (2 of 2)

/ (ˈmɛklɪn) /


the English name for Mechelen
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