Word of the Week (WOW) 28th June, 2015

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mellifluous/muhlif-loo-uh s/
adjective
1. (of a sound) pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.
2.flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
3. having a smooth rich flow
Examples:
1. “her low mellifluous voice”
2. a rich, mellifluous voice that gets her a lot of work in radio and TV commercials
3.In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.
synonyms: sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, lyric, harmonious, tuneful, musical;

rare mellifluent
“his low, mellifluous voice was instantly recognizable”
antonyms: cacophonous, unlyrical
Related forms:

mellifluously, adverb
mellifluousness, noun
Origin
late 15th century: from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’) + -ous.

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