Definition of hydromel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəˌmel/


A drink similar to mead, made with fermented honey and water.
Example sentences
  • The Quartermaster sways slightly from too much hydromel, but he still recognizes his expression.
  • In three gulps he drank all the hydromel and carried it off, gaining sole possession of all poetry, except for a few drops that fell to the ground during his flight.
  • Just as the name suggests, hydromel is ‘a mixture of water and honey’; when it ferments, it becomes mead.


Late Middle English: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hudro- 'water' + meli 'honey'.

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Syllabification: hy·dro·mel

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