honeyed

or hon·ied

[ huhn-eed ]
/ ˈhʌn id /

adjective

containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks.
flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words.
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

Related forms

hon·eyed·ly, adverbhon·eyed·ness, nounun·hon·eyed, adjective

Definition for honeyed (2 of 2)

Origin of honey

before 900; Middle English hony, Old English hunig; cognate with Dutch, German honig, Old Norse hunang; akin to Greek knēkós pale yellow, tawny

Related forms

hon·ey·ful, adjectivehon·ey·less, adjectivehon·ey·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for honeyed (1 of 2)

honeyed

honied

/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

adjective poetic

flattering or soothing
made sweet or agreeablehoneyed words
of, full of, or resembling honey

Derived Forms

honeyedly or honiedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for honeyed (2 of 2)

honey

/ (ˈhʌnɪ) /

noun

verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied

(tr) to sweeten with or as if with honey
(often foll by up) to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way

Derived Forms

honey-like, adjective

Word Origin for honey

Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knēkos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold
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