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Word of the Day 10/15/20 Mellifluous

Mellifluous (adjective)
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.

OTHER WORDS FROM MELLIFLUOUS
mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverb
mel·lif·lu·ous·ness, noun
un·mel·lif·lu·ous, adjective
un·mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO MELLIFLUOUS
agreeable, dulcet, fluid, honeyed, mellow, pleasing, resonant, soothing, tuneful, euphonic, harmonic, symphonious, mellifluent, songful, tuned

SYNONYMS FOR MELLIFLUOUS
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1. melodious, musical, dulcet, harmonious.

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)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MELLIFLUOUS
In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.
WILL THE REAL JIM PALMER PLEASE STAND UP|TOM BOSWELL|SEPTEMBER 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

And Costas is, after all, a guy who is famous for his mellifluous commentary on balls and strikes, touchdowns and field goals.
BOB COSTAS STEPS ONTO GUN-CONTROL MINEFIELD|HOWARD KURTZ|DECEMBER 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Some of the most mellifluous of American place-names are in the areas once held by the Spaniards.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE|HENRY L. MENCKEN

"Just an hour's sleep, or so," the mellifluous woman explained the case to the two anxious gentlemen.
THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL, COMPLETE|GEORGE MEREDITH

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