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mellifluous

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English

Etymology

From the Latin mellitus, honeyed/sweet + fluus, flowing.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Flowing like honey.
  2. Sweet and smooth; generally used of a person's voice, tone or writing style.

Translations

Related terms

  • dulcet from the Latin: dulce (sweet). (Mellifluous is more likely to be applied to a person's writing style while dulcet would only be appropriate for describing audible tone, voice or tenor.)

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