mellifluous

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

having a pleasing sound

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mellifluous - harmonious

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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.

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Synonyms melodious,honeyed
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  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.

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