Definition of Melba in English:

Melba

noun

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

    • ‘I realised I'd have to make an overt confession and say I was doing a Melba - I'm not going to make another announcement, you can count on that.’
    • ‘I'm doing a Melba and will be back in the water on Monday.’
    • ‘Perhaps some of these words and expressions will do a Melba one day.’

Origin

1970s: from the name of the soprano Dame Nellie Melba(see Melba, Dame Nellie), who made repeated ‘farewell’ appearances.

Pronunciation:

Melba

/ˈmɛlbə/