- n. entertainment industry A melodrama.
- A shortening of melodrama + -er (Wiktionary)
“While the lighting, zoom shots (lensed by versatile d.p. Pierre Aim) and even the opening credits sequence scream "meller," the spirit just isn't there; Yedaya may have a Sirkian desire to offer pointed critiques on the unresolved prejudices deep within Israeli society, but her choice of retooling just doesn't work.”
“Vincent Price more true to form as a complete homicidal nutter in Hollywood Star Times' adaption of that classic meller, "The Lodger".”
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“Here's a great little meller 'bout a crazed artiste from Gold Key's long running Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery title.”
“Castle of the Dead" is also by another as yet unidentified but recurring talent, and again reads like a typical Pre Code meller.”
“The son is settin in its horizon, and its gorjus light pores in a golden meller flud through the winders, and makes the young lady twice as beautiful nor what she was before, which is onnecessary.”
“Some call to shake, for I've jest hed to meller a new cowhide.”
“There was one kind of a mournful ditty he sung, and once in a while he brung in a chorus, -- cawcawee! cawcawee, -- jest like what them ducks say, only, the way he made it seound, was soft and meller and doleful-like.”
“He knows how to obtain bumblebees 'honey, paying for this information with an ear like a garnet potato, one of the sort that "biles up meller;" and he knows how to find mushrooms.”
“He needs my money, but if more pressure is necessary," -- she sniggered at the recollection of Mr. Terriberry's sentimental leanings -- "I can spend an hour with him in the light of the 'meller moon.”
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From Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader:
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