[ mey-leel-yah ]
/ meɪˈlil yɑ /
a seaport belonging to Spain on the NE coast of Morocco, in NW Africa.
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How to use Melilla in a sentence
Bent upon checking piracy in that region they took possession of Melilla, which thenceforth became an important Spanish post.
That does not entirely explain your presence in Melilla to-day.
Ceuta and Melilla alone are worthy of consideration, and the former is the only one it might ever pay to fortify.
The Melilla port authorities supplied the name of that felucca and her destination—Sicily.
British Dictionary definitions for Melilla
the chief town of a Spanish enclave in Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast: founded by the Phoenicians; exports iron ore. Pop: 68 463 (2003 est)
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