One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for mellifluous
- ‘The playback singer, K. S. Chitra, lends her mellifluent voice to these songs, which include solos, duets and chorus.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As a result, a sense of mellifluent monotony is achieved and paired with an unmistakable improvisatory quality that characterizes most Greek folk music.’
Early 17th century: from late Latin mellifluent-, from Latin mel, mell(i)- ‘honey’ + fluent- ‘flowing’ (from the verb fluere).
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