Origin of mellifluous
Examples from the Web for mellifluous
In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.
And Costas is, after all, a guy who is famous for his mellifluous commentary on balls and strikes, touchdowns and field goals.
Some of the most mellifluous of American place-names are in the areas once held by the Spaniards.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
"Just an hour's sleep, or so," the mellifluous woman explained the case to the two anxious gentlemen.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Argument after argument, in cumulative progression, falls from the pleader's mellifluous tongue.Vondel's Lucifer|Joost van den Vondel
To put the highly wrought, artificial poetry of the Hebrew Dante into mellifluous Italian verse was by no means easy.Jewish Literature and Other Essays|Gustav Karpeles
The Wigs were no longer taking any notice of him; they were eating ices, and chatting together in their mellifluous voices.The City Curious|Jean de Bosschre
British Dictionary definitions for mellifluous
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.