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mellifluent

[muh-lif-loo-uh nt] /məˈlɪf lu ənt/
adjective
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin mellifluent- (stem of mellifluēns), equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel) honey + fluent- fluent
Related forms
mellifluence, noun
mellifluently, adverb
unmellifluent, adjective
unmellifluently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mellifluent

mellifluous

/mɪˈlɪflʊəs/
adjective
1.
(of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet
Derived Forms
mellifluously, mellifluently, adverb
mellifluousness, mellifluence, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for mellifluent
adj.

c.1600, from Middle French mellifluent and directly from Late Latin mellifluentem (nominative mellifluens), related to mellifluus (see mellifluous).

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