Definition of Melville, Herman in US English:

Melville, Herman

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).

Pronunciation

Melville, Herman

/ˈmelvəl/