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mellifluous

[muh-lif-loo-uh s] /məˈlɪf lu əs/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
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)
Related forms
mellifluously, adverb
mellifluousness, noun
unmellifluous, adjective
unmellifluously, adverb
Synonyms
1. melodious, musical, dulcet, harmonious.
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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 un mellifluous
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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