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mellifluousness

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being mellifluous.

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Examples

  • Mere mellifluousness is enough to cause you to suspend disbelief when a proven slimebag orates?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Jews and Catholics on the Supreme Court?

  • Eventually Haroun helped restore to his father, Rashid Khalifa. all the garrulity and mellifluousness for which he, in the story, and Mr. Rushdie, in life, are celebrated.

    A Return to the Land of Rushdie

  • ‘I do know,’ said the old gentleman, laying his finger on his nose, with an air of familiarity, most reprehensible, ‘that this is a sacred and enchanted spot, where the most divine charms’ — here he kissed his hand and bowed again — ‘waft mellifluousness over the neighbours’ gardens, and force the fruit and vegetables into premature existence.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • His mellifluousness was gone and he spat out the words with mechanical intonation.

    When the Bough Breaks

  • Though her French accent was so much part of her that it remained, all the mellifluousness of her manner left her when she was engaged in teaching.

    Of Human Bondage

  • It has not the mellifluousness of Italian, Italian is the language of tenors and organ-grinders, but it has grandeur: it does not ripple like a brook in a garden, but it surges tumultuous like

    Of Human Bondage

  • Nothing can be said, for instance, of that fluent journalist and biased historian Macaulay, nor of the mellifluousness of Newman, nor of the vigour of Kingsley or

    English Literature: Modern Home University Library of Modern Knowledge

  • Mrs. Marston stood at the kitchen door in the most splendid of her caps -- a pagoda of white lace -- and her voice was, as she afterwards said, 'quite sharp,' its mellifluousness being very slightly reduced.

    Gone to Earth

  • If when you have read an author you are pleased, without being conscious of aught but his mellifluousness, just conceive what your feelings would be after spending a month's holiday with a merely mellifluous man.

    Literary Taste: How to Form It With Detailed Instructions for Collecting a Complete Library of English Literature

  • Their oriental mellifluousness, hyperbolism, and obsequious politeness of speech have, as well as the Asiatic appearance of their features and dress, been noticed by all travellers in Poland.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

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