Mellifluous meaning

mə-lĭflo͝o-əs
Sweet, smooth and musical; pleasant to hear (generally used of a person's voice, tone or writing style).
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Sounding sweet and smooth; honeyed.

Mellifluous tones.

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The definition of mellifluous is something musical, melodious or pleasant to hear.

A beautiful song sung by a great singer is an example of something that would be described as being a mellifluous sound.

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Having a pleasant and fluid sound.
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Flowing like honey.
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Origin of mellifluous

  • Middle English from Late Latin mellifluus Latin mel mell- honey melit- in Indo-European roots Latin -fluus flowing bhleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mellifluus (“flowing like honey"), from mel (“honey") + fluō (“flow"). Compare superfluous and fluid, from same root, and with dulcet (“sweet speech"), alternative Latinate term with similar meaning.

    From Wiktionary