A Word A Day : Mellifluous

Word of 19th May 2007: A Word A Day-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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