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having a pleasing sound
  • How to Memorize
    • mellifluous - harmonious
  • Analysis

    Something ‘mellifluous’ is pleasing to the ear, typically sounding sweet with a smooth, rich flow. It is most commonly used in relation to a voice or piece of music that is gentle, reassuring, and easy to listen to. This formal word is most often encountered in written English.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsdulcetmelodious, honeyed,
  • Example(s)
    1. The actor had a rich, mellifluous voice that was highly conducive to radio and voice-over work.

    2. I like to listen to my favourite composer when I get home from work. The mellifluous tones of the music really helps me to unwind.

    3. Whenever I go to see my doctor, I find her mellifluous Dublin lilt to be both warm and comforting.