a city in and the capital of Seine-et-Marne, in N France.


[seyn-ey-mahrn; French sen-ey-marn]


a department in N France. 2290 sq. mi. (5930 sq. km). Capital: Melun. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for melun

Historical Examples of melun

  • The town of Melun was defended with most determined obstinacy.

  • Later in the day Joffre came to Melun, and I had a long conference with him.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for melun



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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