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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin


Flowing smoothly; rich


Sweetened with honey or something similar


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."

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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