"melds" in the noun sense
1. canasta, basket rummy, meld
a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers jokers and deuces are wild the object is to form groups of the same rank
"melds" in the verb sense
announce for a score of cards in a card game
2. melt, meld
lose its distinct outline or shape blend gradually
"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
3. blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
mix together different elements
"The colors blend well"
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