Friday, December 6, 2013

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mellifluous

[muh-lif-loo-uhs]

adjective

1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mellifluus, equivalent to Latin melli- (stem of mel ) honey + -flu ( ere ) to flow + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)
Related forms
mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverb
mel·lif·lu·ous·ness, noun
un·mel·lif·lu·ous, adjective
un·mel·lif·lu·ous·ly, adverb 





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