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mellifluous

[ muh-lif-loo-uhs ]
/ məˈlɪf lu əs /
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adjective
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice;mellifluous tones.
flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
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Origin of mellifluous

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Late Latin mellifluus, equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel ) “honey” + -flu(ere) “to flow” + -us adjective suffix (see -ous)

OTHER WORDS FROM mellifluous

mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverbmel·lif·lu·ous·ness, nounun·mel·lif·lu·ous, adjectiveun·mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mellifluous

mellifluous

mellifluent

/ (mɪˈlɪflʊəs) /

adjective
(of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet

Derived forms of mellifluous

mellifluously or mellifluently, adverbmellifluousness or mellifluence, noun

Word Origin for mellifluous

C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow
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