Definition of Melville, Herman in English:

Melville, Herman

Pronunciation /ˈmelvəl/ /ˈmɛlvəl/ /ˈmelˌvil/ /ˈmɛlˌvɪl/

proper noun

  • (1819–91), US novelist and short-story writer. His experiences on a whaling ship formed the basis of several novels, notably Moby Dick (1851). Other notable works: White-Jacket (1850), The Confidence Man (1857), and Billy Budd (first published in 1924).