Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Coined in the eighteenth century from names such as Melanie and Melissa together with the suffix -inda.

Examples

  • He put a finger to his lips and gave the phone to Bunny, mouthing the name Melinda.

    Platinum

  • He put a finger to his lips and gave the phone to Bunny, mouthing the name Melinda.

    Platinum

  • The reader learns Melinda is raped by a popular senior at the party and this is why she calls the cops.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • I am interested in Melinda's comment about the submlimated sex in those great Victorian and gothic novels.

    Going down a dark hall

  • The reader learns Melinda is raped by a popular senior at the party and this is why she calls the cops.

    Defining YA Fiction

  • The Gates Foundation, founded by Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, is a prime example of this new results-oriented philanthropy.

    They Won’t Know What Hit Them

  • Also received these two cards today - the left from Melinda from the recycle swap - she's used an old pillowcase, lace napkins & even a coke can.

    Monday stuff

  • Also received these two cards today - the left from Melinda from the recycle swap - she's used an old pillowcase, lace napkins & even a coke can.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • But Blake and Jordin have been my favorites since the start, and though she isn't my type, Melinda is very talented.

    Channel Surfing | the TV addict

  • The Gates Foundation, founded by Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, is a prime example of this new results-oriented philanthropy.

    They Won’t Know What Hit Them

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