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melting: yielding or softening to emotion, tender (hence of eyes, &c.) tearful 2H4 IV. iv. 32 “ charity,” 3H6 I. iv. 174 “thy tears,” II. ii. 41 “thy heart,” Cæs. II. i. 122 “The spirits of women,” Oth. V. ii. 348 “unused to the mood,” Ven. 315 “his melting buttock.”
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