A Word A Day : Mellifluous
Word of 19th May 2007: A Word A Day-Mellifluous
Mellifluous( Adjective )Mellifluous
(muh LIF loo us): sweetly flowing
The word Mellifluous
comes from Greek words meaning, roughly, honey flowing
. We use the word almost exclusively to describe voices, music or sound that flow sweetly like honey.
Melanie's clarinet playing was mellifluous
. The notes flowed smoothly and beautifully.
The choir's mellifluous
singing made us feel as though we were being covered with a sticky yellow liquid.
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