a.1.Sweet speaking; persuasive; seductive.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Roman author and teacher of rhetoric, who spoke and wrote so fluently in Greek--in which language his works were written--that he was nicknamed "Honey-tongued."
When Francis Metes paid tribute to his work in 1598 it was thus: 'so the sweet witty soul of Ovid lives in mellifluous and honey-tongued Shakespeare, witness his Venus and Adonis, his Lucrece, his sugared Sonnets among his private friends, etc'.
Thus, whilst recognizing the dangers of basing a case on the absence of explicit reference, I suggest that Milton may have paid Shakespeare the compliment of imitation in implying that, as 'fancy's child', the dramatist was innately gifted to be 'honey-tongued'.
In 1598 Francis Meres cited "honey-tongued" Shakespeare for his plays and poems.
A group of honey-tongued men claiming connections to the government's highest authority is visiting barangays and offering officials the biggest of promises.
Catherine Carby was a dark-voiced, passionate Brangane; Stuart Pendred a suave, honey-tongued Kurwenal and Frode Olsen, tall and eerily pale of voice, an otherworldly King Marke.
Caincross' lead performance seldom rises above the level of a good try, but he has some funny moments as Wally alternates between foul-mouthed surliness (while dealing with gangsters) and honey-tongued sweetness (while playing with his dog).
A friend had struck up a friendship with a honey-tongued Yankee film producer via the telephone.
The man who allegedly orchestrated a P900-million pyramiding scam, which he passed off as a Bitcoin investment scheme, was so honey-tongued that he had to be kept in isolation until formal charges were filed against him and his wife.
"The witty soul of Ovid lives in mellifluous and honey-tongued Shakespeare, witness his Venus and Adonis."
They were working ever so indirectly in the elegant offices of Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers under the direction of well-fed, honey-tongued CEOs--Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein, for instance, who swore before Congress that, while tens of millions were suffering economic ruin fostered by his policies, he himself had been tucked away in his office "doing God's work." Such are sinners in our time.
Such democracy, they judged, led to fractiousness and instability, with amateur assemblies making unsound decisions based on the manipulative sophistry of honey-tongued orators.