Definition of Melville, Herman in 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

/-ˌvil/