Definition of winged words in US English:

winged words

plural noun

literary
  • Highly apposite or significant words.

    • ‘We hope to play out his vision further by sending such winged words around the world via the World Wide Web.’
    • ‘This just makes me want to crash course my way to the band's stage of one of these things and rain fiery, winged words about how loving another and staying in comforting little packages and communities are practically mutually exclusive.’
    • ‘And Pallas Athene laughed, and spake to him winged words exultingly: ‘Fool, not even yet hast thou learnt how far better than thou I claim to be, that thus thou matchest thy might with mine.’’

Origin

Early 17th century: translation of the Greek phrase epea pteroenta, frequently used by Homer.