from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of honey.
  • adj. Containing, full of, or sweetened with honey.
  • adj. Ingratiating; sugary: honeyed words.
  • adj. Sweet; dulcet: a honeyed voice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. sweetened, with, or as if with, honey
  • adj. sugary, syrupy
  • adj. dulcet or mellifluous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with honey.
  • adj. Sweet, .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with, abounding in, or as sweet as honey.
  • Hence Sweet; dulcet; soothing; mollifying: as, honeyed words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. with honey added
  • adj. pleasing to the ear


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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