Adjective "mellifluous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a sound) pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.
  1. 'The words to the song started, and I could hear Christina's mellifluous voice singing softly along with it.'
  2. 'We dozed off to the mellifluous sounds of nature.'
  3. 'In Italian what name could sound more mellifluous than Felice?'
  4. 'The voice was rich, mellifluous and like an angel sent from heavens above.'
  5. 'Just as there is more to the songs' lyrics than that, so there is more to their sound than mellifluous strumming.'
  6. 'Rose wondered, listening to Yashi's soft, mellifluous voice soothing Jess, and feeling a pang of annoyance that she'd gone straight for him.'
  7. '‘We will have refreshments and you shall tell me of your misadventure,’ Arvid said in a rich, mellifluous voice.'
  8. 'The waves crashed over and over, the sound mellifluous and almost lulling to my ear.'
  9. 'From Ontario, Kiran Ahluwalia brings her Punjabi folk songs, and a mellifluous voice that will wrap her audience in its exotic charms.'
  10. '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.'


1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.

2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

More examples(as adjective)

"voices can be mellifluous."

"tongues can be mellifluous."

"sensualities can be mellifluous."

"saloons can be mellifluous."

"resonances can be mellifluous."

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Late 15th century: from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’) + -ous.