• synonyms


[muh-lif-loo-uh nt]
See more synonyms for mellifluent on Thesaurus.com
  1. mellifluous.
Show More

Origin of mellifluent

1595–1605; < Late Latin mellifluent- (stem of mellifluēns), equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel) honey + fluent- fluent
Related formsmel·lif·lu·ence, nounmel·lif·lu·ent·ly, adverbun·mel·lif·lu·ent, adjectiveun·mel·lif·lu·ent·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

savory, sweet, soft, delicate, soothing, eloquent, talkative, vocal, persuasive, succulent, solvent, damp, smooth, running, wet, perfect, full, developed, cultured, matured

Word Origin and History for mellifluent


c.1600, from Middle French mellifluent and directly from Late Latin mellifluentem (nominative mellifluens), related to mellifluus (see mellifluous).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper