Definition of honeyed in English:

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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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