Wednesday, March 20, 2002
mellifluous adjective [muh-LIF-loo-us] Flowing as with honey; smooth; flowing sweetly or smoothly; as, a mellifluous voice.
Definitions for mellifluous
- Flowing as with honey; smooth; flowing sweetly or smoothly; as, a mellifluous voice.
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Citations for mellifluous
The balladeer whose mellifluous voice serenaded two generations of lovers.
The tones were high-sounding, mellifluous, as if the speaker was reading from a book of old English verse while holding back any trace of sentiment or emotion.
Origin of mellifluous
late Middle English
Mellifluous comes from Latin mellifluus, from mel, (gen. mellis) "honey" + -fluus "flowing," from fluere "to flow."