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Thursday, July 25

Mellifluous

[me-ˈli-flə-wəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin

1.

Flowing smoothly; rich

2.

Sweetened with honey or something similar

3.

Sounding pleasant

Examples of Mellifluous in a sentence

"The singer's mellifluous voice put the crowd at ease."

"The mellifluous confections at the bakery reminded me of my grandma's recipes."

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About Mellifluous

In modern usage, the word mellifluous most commonly applies to sounds—particularly those that are sweet and soothing, like a flowing river or a lovely singing voice.

Did you Know?

When something literally flows like honey, it is considered mellifluous. And there’s a reason this word is so closely tied to that sweet substance: “Honey” in Latin is mel, while fluere translates as “to flow.”

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