from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Flowing with sweetness or honey.
- adj. Smooth and sweet: "polite and cordial, with a mellifluous, well-educated voice” ( H.W. Crocker III).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Flowing like honey.
- adj. Sweet and smooth; generally used of a person's voice, tone or writing style.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Flowing as with honey; smooth; flowing sweetly or smoothly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Flowing or dropping like honey; hence, sweetly or smoothly flowing, especially in sound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pleasing to the ear
Middle English, from Late Latin mellifluus : Latin mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + Latin -fluus, flowing; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mellifluus ("flowing like honey"), from mel ("honey") + fluō ("flow"). Compare superfluous and fluid, from same root, and with dulcet ("sweet speech"), alternative Latinate term with similar meaning. (Wiktionary)