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mel·lif·lu·ous  audio  (m-lfl-s) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Flowing with sweetness or honey.
  2. Smooth and sweet: "polite and cordial, with a mellifluous, well-educated voice" (H.W. Crocker III).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Late Latin mellifluus : Latin mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + Latin -fluus, flowing; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
mel·liflu·ous·ly(Adverb), mel·liflu·ous·ness(Noun)


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