V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having a pleasing or rich sound

Synonyms: melodious, musical, sweet, honeyed, resonant

Antonyms: discordant

Tips: Mellifluous comes from the Latin mellifluus, or "flowing like honey." For a memory trick, think of a flowing melody when remembering mellifluous.

Usage Examples:

The opera singer's voice was rich and mellifluous. (sweet, resonant)

Nothing was more soothing to her than the mellifluous sounds of the symphony. (resonant, melodious)

James Earl Jones has become famous, in large part, due to his deep, mellifluous voice. (resonant, honeyed)

I was drawn to the mellifluous sound of a harp being played inside the church. (honeyed, melodious)

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