Definition of mellifluent in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɛˈlɪflʊənt/


Another term for mellifluous.
Example sentences
  • The variation in the music vividly brought out the union: for the ‘slokas’ that dealt with Parvathi, the music was mellifluent, and for those that described Siva, it was a bit rough with the beating of drums.
  • The playback singer, K. S. Chitra, lends her mellifluent voice to these songs, which include solos, duets and chorus.
  • As a result, a sense of mellifluent monotony is achieved and paired with an unmistakable improvisatory quality that characterizes most Greek folk music.



Pronunciation: /mɛˈlɪflʊəns/
Example sentences
  • At the same time, the speaker talks with a rich mellifluence that is no doubt the after effect of the tonal richness and elegant detailing.
  • To my ears the Barra pronunciation is much to be preferred, purely for its mellifluence.
  • It is the added tonal dimension that occurs when two chords momentarily share properties, so that the transition has greater depth and mellifluence.


Early 17th century: from late Latin mellifluent-, from Latin mel, mell(i)- 'honey' + fluent- 'flowing' (from the verb fluere).

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