Definition of honeyed in English:


Syllabification: hon·eyed
Pronunciation: /ˈhənēd
(also honied)


  • 1(Of food) containing or coated with honey.
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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.
  • 1.1Having a rich sweetness of 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, sugary, pleasant, flattering, adulatory; dulcet, soothing, soft, mellow, mellifluous; saccharine, syrupy, unctuous
  • 1.2Having a golden or warm yellow color.
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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 or flatter: 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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