mellifluous

[muh-lif-loo-uhs]
adjective
1.
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
2.
flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mellifluus, equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel) honey + -flu(ere) to flow + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)

mellifluously, adverb
mellifluousness, noun
unmellifluous, adjective
unmellifluously, adverb


1. melodious, musical, dulcet, harmonious.
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mellifluous or mellifluent (mɪˈlɪflʊəs)
 
adj
(of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet
 
[C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow]
 
mellifluent or mellifluent
 
adj
 
[C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow]
 
mel'lifluously or mellifluent
 
adv
 
mel'lifluently or mellifluent
 
adv
 
mel'lifluousness or mellifluent
 
n
 
mel'lifluence or mellifluent
 
n

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mellifluous
early 15c., from L.L. mellifluus "flowing with (or as if with) honey," from L. mel (gen. mellis) "honey" + -fluus "flowing," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent).
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Example sentences
The most noteworthy thing about him is his mellifluous voice.
In recent years, though, their personal relationship has reportedly been as
  fractious as their music was mellifluous.
These Samurai winners produce gravity-defying, mellifluous curls.
Surely such a mellifluous drawl cancels any possibility of elitism.
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