1. I
  1. 1〔音の高低強弱〕
    • 声にめりはりを利かせる
    • modulate one's voice for effect
    • セリフにめりはりをつける
    • speak one's part in a well-modulated voice
  1. 2〔文体の抑揚〕
    • めりはりの利いた文章
    • well-controlled sentences, sometimes forceful, sometimes restrained
  1. II
  1. 1〔変化〕
    • 生活にめりはりをつける
    • vary the pace of one's life/maintain a good balance between work and pleasure
  1. 2〔秩序〕
    • 仕事にめりはりをつけてやっている
    • She has her work well-organized.