Definition of honeyed in English:


Line breaks: hon|eyed
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌnɪd
(also honied)


  • 1(Of food) containing or coated with honey: sweet honeyed pastries honeyed duck breast
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    • On top of the rice were tender and honeyed pork chops.
    • I couldn't face any of the usual options for breakfast and instead made do with honeyed bread soaked in milk, but even that was touch-and-go.
    • On the side were small bowls of honeyed nuts and figs, with fruit and a small platter of sliced bread.
  • 1.1Rich and sweet in taste or smell: as the wine matures it becomes more honeyed
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    • The wine within the goblet was surprisingly full and mellow, with a sweet honeyed taste.
    • The whiskey has a vibrant, honeyed character rich with spicy vanilla notes.
    • The wines from these berries have a rich, complex, honeyed character and are often high in residual sugar.
    sweet, sweet-sounding, saccharine, sugary, pleasant, agreeable, flattering, adulatory, unctuous; dulcet, soothing, soft, mellow, lyrical, mellifluous
  • 1.2Having a golden or warm yellow colour: the light gives a honeyed sheen to the barley and wheat
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    • Although the approaching date seems to be making her reflective, she looks resplendent, with her long, golden limbs and honeyed hair.
    • She is laughing, crowing with delight as she sits there, her head a mass of golden curls in the honeyed sunlight.
    • It's actually an island, a fourteen-mile sliver of sandy beaches whose name means ‘golden snake’ in the native Mayan language, and back then, a mere 120 people enjoyed its honeyed shores.
  • 2(Of a person’s words or tone of voice) soothing, soft, and intended to please: he wooed her with honeyed words
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    • His deep, stern voice cut through the honeyed tones of self-congratulation.
    • Jacques sighed, his anger melting away as her voice came across the line in honeyed tones, seductive and dark as velvet.
    • The conversation in the room hushed as his voice filled the hall with honeyed tones.

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