mellifluous


mel·lif·lu·ous

adjective \me-ˈli-flə-wəs, mə-\

: having a smooth, flowing sound

Full Definition of MELLIFLUOUS

1
:  having a smooth rich flow <a mellifluous voice>
2
:  filled with something (as honey) that sweetens
mel·lif·lu·ous·ly adverb
mel·lif·lu·ous·ness noun

Examples of MELLIFLUOUS

  1. <a rich, mellifluous voice that gets her a lot of work in radio and TV commercials>

Origin of MELLIFLUOUS

Middle English mellyfluous, from Late Latin mellifluus, from Latin mell-, mel honey + fluere to flow; akin to Gothic milith honey, Greek melit-, meli
First Known Use: 15th century

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