Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a sound) pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.‘her low mellifluous voice’
sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, lyric, harmonious, tuneful, musicalView synonyms
- ‘‘We will have refreshments and you shall tell me of your misadventure,’ Arvid said in a rich, mellifluous voice.’
- ‘Just as there is more to the songs' lyrics than that, so there is more to their sound than mellifluous strumming.’
- ‘Finally, however, her mellifluous voice with its distinctive accent and timbre began captivating the hearts of audiences elsewhere, and she shot to fame.’
- ‘I was particularly taken with the mellifluous sounds of the ‘authentic’ clarinets.’
- ‘It must be the most musical and mellifluous language in the world.’
- ‘In Italian what name could sound more mellifluous than Felice?’
- ‘The voice was rich, mellifluous and like an angel sent from heavens above.’
- ‘The words to the song started, and I could hear Christina's mellifluous voice singing softly along with it.’
- ‘The waves crashed over and over, the sound mellifluous and almost lulling to my ear.’
- ‘Her physical energy and humour are palpable, her voice a mellifluous tool with which she weaves tale upon tale, until one loses track of time in the hands of a master storyteller.’
- ‘While engine noise never gets out of hand and indeed sounds quite mellifluous, you do hear a surprising amount of noise from passing traffic.’
- ‘Once I heard her mellifluous voice softly humming to the radio, I sighed a breath of relief.’
- ‘Staring into space, each concentrated on the soft sounds of Mari's mellifluous voice.’
- ‘Prince Vaji closed his eyes and allowed his immortal senses hear the mellifluous music, designed to ensnare the mind of its listener.’
- ‘We dozed off to the mellifluous sounds of nature.’
- ‘I think his voice is noble, mellifluous, rich and with a good range of colours.’
- ‘Despite age, the singer has a mellifluous voice.’
- ‘From Ontario, Kiran Ahluwalia brings her Punjabi folk songs, and a mellifluous voice that will wrap her audience in its exotic charms.’
- ‘Rose wondered, listening to Yashi's soft, mellifluous voice soothing Jess, and feeling a pang of annoyance that she'd gone straight for him.’
- ‘The mellifluous voice of the tenor did indeed ‘comfort’ us in his first aria.’
Late 15th century: from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’) + -ous.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.