Word of the Day: Mellifluous

mellifluous (mɪˈlɪflʊəs Pronunciation for mellifluous or mellifluent



  1. (of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet

Derived Forms

melˈlifluously, melˈlifluently adverb

melˈlifluousness, melˈlifluence noun

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow


= sweet, soft, smooth, honeyed, soothing, mellow, silvery, dulcet, sweet-sounding, euphonious
On contemplating the skills of advocacy, having watched Silk last night on netflix.  Mr Mellifluous in Silk.  Also discovering link to “miel” and remembering a visit to Meli Park (now called something far less sweet) back in the 80s…

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