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Having a pleasant and fluid sound: "The Headmaster read a rather lengthy passage from Stephen Vincent Benet's 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' in his engaging, mellifluous voice" (John Knowles).

[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.]

mel·lif′lu·ous·ly adv.
mel·lif′lu·ous·ness n.


advklangvoll; …, he said mellifluously…, sagte er mit wohltönender or klangvoller Stimme
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Most mellifluously did he purr as we crowded around to stroke him; with friendly joy he licked our hands with his little red tongue; poor Paddy was a thankful cat; he was no longer lost, starving, imprisoned, helpless; he was with his comrades once more and he was going home--home to his old familiar haunts of orchard and dairy and granary, to his daily rations of new milk and cream, to the cosy corner of his own fireside.
However, my point is not that the sun always shines as cockerels crow from the gatepost, lambs skip through the meadow, cows called Buttercup mellifluously chew the cud, and pigs romp and root through leafy Arcadian glades.
Performed at the opening of the exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam (and subsequently in a different form on the Malecon), it featured some eighteen street vendors in colorful dress calling out mellifluously, hawking peanuts, flowers, and trinkets.
Canadians Judith Forst and Joshua Hopkins sang mellifluously and acted vividly as senior handmaiden Bianca and Roman commander Junius, and HGO Studio member Lauren Snouffer sang servant girl Lucia's high-lying music pertly As the commentary-providing Male and Female Choruses, Anthony Dean Griffey (HGO's Grimes in 2010) and Leah Crocetto upheld the ensemble s high standard of solid vocalism, verbal clarity and refined but affecting acting.
And in midsummer they sweeten the air most mellifluously with the scent of their flowers.
One simply has to follow the argument, which is both instructive and mellifluously expressed, and just hope that perhaps it will be made manifest by an appropriate illustration, and is more often than not disappointed.
More than that, though, it is mellifluously worded, conscientiously thought out, and expresses the author's affection--dare I say his "desire"--for the usually reviled city of my birth, Los Angeles.
So while the names John Huang and Mochtar Riady now trip mellifluously off our tongues, what should really concern anyone worried about the influence of foreign money on American policy is the fact, recently reported by The Wall Street Journal, that foreign governments have purchased at least three fourths of all the new securities issued by the U.
9(p52)) As he wrote mellifluously 12 years after he saw his first case of vesicovaginal fistula, "I thought only of relieving the loveliest of God's creation of one of the most loathsome maladies that can possibly befall poor human nature.
Laurent (Josee Deschenes), friend of the late Marie-Claire, decides to make a film based on the case, employing Francois's next door neighbour, the mellifluously named actress Lucie Champagne (longtime Lepage collaborator and co-writer of Le Polygraphe, Marie Brassard) in a leading role.
He was good with babies, spoke mellifluously and was an all-round softy.
It looked as if de Raedt had sailed home, and it looked as if William Rhett, our first father in the North American colonies, had sprung out of the city of London from unknown parents and simply scrapped his way toward being the chief customs officer of Charleston and owner of the mellifluously named property of Rhettsburg.