or hon·ied

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  1. containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks.

  2. flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words.

  1. pleasantly soft; dulcet or mellifluous: honeyed tones.

Origin of honeyed

First recorded in 1325–75, honeyed is from the Middle English word honyede.See honey, -ed3

Other words from honeyed

  • hon·eyed·ly, adverb
  • hon·eyed·ness, noun
  • un·hon·eyed, adjective

Words Nearby honeyed

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How to use honeyed in a sentence

  • With the Philanthus, the provision of honeyed flowers, though favourably received, is not indispensable.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • Had he been less blunt or coercive, had he employed a more honeyed appeal, she would not have felt so moved in his behalf.

    Under the Rose | Frederic Stewart Isham
  • There is nothing about "Cupid's arrow," or "Dian's wit;" no honeyed word escapes his lips,—nor again does any accent of despair.

British Dictionary definitions for honeyed



/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

  1. flattering or soothing

  2. made sweet or agreeable: honeyed words

  1. of, full of, or resembling honey

Derived forms of honeyed

  • honeyedly or honiedly, adverb

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