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[muh-lif-loo-uh s] /məˈlɪf lu əs/

sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding:
a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
(of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet

early 15c., “sweet, pleasing” (of an odor, a style of speaking or writing, etc.), from Late Latin mellifluus “flowing with (or as if with) honey,” from Latin mel (genitive mellis) “honey” (related to Greek meli “honey;” see Melissa) + -fluus “flowing,” from fluere “to flow” (see fluent). Related: Melifluously; melifluousness.


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