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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

1375–1425; late Middle English <Late Latin mellifluus, equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel) honey + -flu(ere) to flow + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)
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
mellifluously or mellifluently, adverbmellifluousness or mellifluence, noun
C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow
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