noun, plural hon·eys.
verb (used with object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
Origin of honey
Origin of honeyed
Related Words for honiedmull, stimulate, fascinate, tantalize, captivate, motivate, induce, seduce, woo, persuade, charm, attract, intrigue, dare, invite, skulk, crouch, cringe, flinch, recoil
Examples from the Web for honied
Historical Examples of honied
It was like rolling the honied tang of a cordial beneath his tongue.The Wall Between
Sara Ware Bassett
But, as we have seen, honied is found in Milton; and Shakespeare also uses it in Hen.Select Poems of Thomas Gray
One would have said he had watched the honied meals of many butterflies.The Passionate Elopement
Why have I listened to the honied silver of your seducing accents?
"That gown is perfect on you," she remarked in honied accents.Life and Gabriella
verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied
Word Origin for honey
Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.