Meaning of Melba in English:

Melba

Pronunciation /ˈmɛlbə/

noun

  • A dessert of ice cream and peaches with Melba sauce; a peach Melba.

Phrases

    do a Melba
    Australian informal
    • Return from retirement, or make several farewell appearances.

Origin

1950s from the name of the soprano Dame Nellie Melba (see Melba, Dame Nellie). The phrase do a Melba arose from the fact that she made repeated ‘farewell’ appearances.