Word Moment: Mellifluous

mel·lif·lu·ous

adj.

1. Flowing with sweetness or honey.
2. Smooth and sweet: “polite and cordial, with a mellifluous, well-educated voice” (H.W. Crocker III).

[Middle English, from Late Latin mellifluus : Latin mel, mell-honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + Latin -fluusflowing; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

mel·liflu·ous·ly adv.
mel·liflu·ous·ness n.

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