Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.



mel·lif′lu·ent·ly adv.


(məˈlɪf lu əs)

1. sweetly or smoothly flowing: a mellifluous voice.
2. sweetened with or as if with honey.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mellifluus= Latin melli- (s. of mel) honey + -fluus flowing]
mel•lif′lu•ous•ly, adv.
mel•lif′lu•ous•ness, n.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Bristol band operates within fairly mainline territory with its leader delivering a series of mellifluent solos.
The priest spoke a mellifluent lament on the darkness of death.
115) Nevertheless, many commentators maintain that all tribunals are tasked with the job of doing their utmost to separate the mellifluent from the discordant in CISG interpretive matters.
And like Kennan's, Holmes's pen was much more trenchant, witty, mellifluent and acerbic than the person, which made him a beguiling personality in spite of his shyness and somewhat WASPish reserve.
The result is not as swift, perhaps, as the strong blank verse of Robert Fitzgerald, or the more mellifluent verse of Allen Mandelbaum.