Meaning of mellifluous in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈlɪflʊəs/

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  • (of a sound) pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.

    ‘her low mellifluous voice’
    • ‘We dozed off to the mellifluous sounds of nature.’
    • ‘I was particularly taken with the mellifluous sounds of the ‘authentic’ clarinets.’
    • ‘While engine noise never gets out of hand and indeed sounds quite mellifluous, you do hear a surprising amount of noise from passing traffic.’
    • ‘Staring into space, each concentrated on the soft sounds of Mari's mellifluous voice.’
    • ‘Rose wondered, listening to Yashi's soft, mellifluous voice soothing Jess, and feeling a pang of annoyance that she'd gone straight for him.’
    • ‘The words to the song started, and I could hear Christina's mellifluous voice singing softly along with it.’
    • ‘Once I heard her mellifluous voice softly humming to the radio, I sighed a breath of relief.’
    • ‘I think his voice is noble, mellifluous, rich and with a good range of colours.’
    • ‘In Italian what name could sound more mellifluous than Felice?’
    • ‘Just as there is more to the songs' lyrics than that, so there is more to their sound than mellifluous strumming.’
    • ‘‘We will have refreshments and you shall tell me of your misadventure,’ Arvid said in a rich, mellifluous voice.’
    • ‘The voice was rich, mellifluous and like an angel sent from heavens above.’
    • ‘Prince Vaji closed his eyes and allowed his immortal senses hear the mellifluous music, designed to ensnare the mind of its listener.’
    • ‘It must be the most musical and mellifluous language in the world.’
    • ‘The waves crashed over and over, the sound mellifluous and almost lulling to my ear.’
    • ‘Finally, however, her mellifluous voice with its distinctive accent and timbre began captivating the hearts of audiences elsewhere, and she shot to fame.’
    • ‘Her physical energy and humour are palpable, her voice a mellifluous tool with which she weaves tale upon tale, until one loses track of time in the hands of a master storyteller.’
    • ‘Despite age, the singer has a mellifluous voice.’
    • ‘From Ontario, Kiran Ahluwalia brings her Punjabi folk songs, and a mellifluous voice that will wrap her audience in its exotic charms.’
    • ‘The mellifluous voice of the tenor did indeed ‘comfort’ us in his first aria.’
    sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, lyric, harmonious, tuneful, musical
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Late 15th century from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’) + -ous.