- sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
- flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
Origin of mellifluous
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Examples from the Web for mellifluously
The real revelation, though, is the mellifluously named Holliday Grainger.The Borgias' Entertaining Excess
May 21, 2011
- (of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet
Word Origin and History for mellifluously
early 15c., "sweet, pleasing" (of an odor, a style of speaking or writing, etc.), from Late Latin mellifluus "flowing with (or as if with) honey," from Latin mel (genitive mellis) "honey" (related to Greek meli "honey;" see Melissa) + -fluus "flowing," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Related: Melifluously; melifluousness.