honied

[ huhn-eed ]
/ ˈhʌn id /

adjective

Related formsun·hon·ied, adjective

Definition for honied (2 of 3)

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 formshon·ey·ful, adjectivehon·ey·less, adjectivehon·ey·like, adjective

Definition for honied (3 of 3)

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 formshon·eyed·ly, adverbhon·eyed·ness, nounun·hon·eyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for honied (1 of 3)

honied

/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

adjective

a variant spelling of honeyed
Derived Formshoniedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for honied (2 of 3)

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 Formshoney-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

British Dictionary definitions for honied (3 of 3)

honeyed

honied

/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

adjective poetic

flattering or soothing
made sweet or agreeablehoneyed words
of, full of, or resembling honey
Derived Formshoneyedly or honiedly, adverb
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