- sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
- flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
Origin of mellifluous
Synonyms for mellifluousSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for mellifluousagreeable, dulcet, fluid, honeyed, mellow, pleasing, resonant, soothing, tuneful, euphonic, harmonic, symphonious, mellifluent, songful, tuned
Examples from the Web for mellifluous
Contemporary Examples of mellifluous
In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
And Costas is, after all, a guy who is famous for his mellifluous commentary on balls and strikes, touchdowns and field goals.Bob Costas Steps Onto Gun-Control Minefield
December 3, 2012
Historical Examples of mellifluous
“Good morning,” the other replied in a soft and mellifluous voice.
"Of course, she cares for her infant," continued Ulita, in a mellifluous voice.A Family of Noblemen
It is indescribable how soft and mellifluous his voice had now become.Kennedy Square
F. Hopkinson Smith
Only the map of Australia, with its mellifluous Maori names, can match it.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
First it was to German strains, soft, equable, and mellifluous.
- (of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet
Word Origin for mellifluous
Word Origin and History for mellifluous
early 15c., "sweet, pleasing" (of an odor, a style of speaking or writing, etc.), from Late Latin mellifluus "flowing with (or as if with) honey," from Latin mel (genitive mellis) "honey" (related to Greek meli "honey;" see Melissa) + -fluus "flowing," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Related: Melifluously; melifluousness.