Word of the Week for the week of November 6, 2016



Meaning & Usage

adjective (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

"That ballad needs to meander: a slow, fluid movement. Mellifluous."


Early 15th-century, "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") + -fluus "flowing," from fluere "to flow."

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