Definition of mellifluent in English:



  • another term for mellifluous
    • ‘As a result, a sense of mellifluent monotony is achieved and paired with an unmistakable improvisatory quality that characterizes most Greek folk music.’
    • ‘The variation in the music vividly brought out the union: for the ‘slokas’ that dealt with Parvathi, the music was mellifluent, and for those that described Siva, it was a bit rough with the beating of drums.’
    • ‘The playback singer, K. S. Chitra, lends her mellifluent voice to these songs, which include solos, duets and chorus.’


Early 17th century: from late Latin mellifluent-, from Latin mel, mell(i)- honey + fluent- flowing (from the verb fluere).