from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sweet-sounding.

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

  • adj. pleasing to the ear


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  • It was doubtless in order to relieve this saccharine and "mellisonant" monotony that he thought fit to intersperse these interminable droppings of natural or artificial perfume with others of the rankest and most intolerable odour: but a diet of alternate sweetmeats and emetics is for the average of eaters and drinkers no less unpalatable than unwholesome.

    The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2

  • Pronouncer Jacques Bailly helped ease the tension by turning example sentences into punch lines, such as: "In the days after the Spelling Bee, I watched it over and over again to hear the sound of my own mellisonant voice" and "If Nathan's plan to achieve world hegemony through Twitter was going to succeed, he was going to need more than 15 followers." Front Page


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  • Perfumed were the notes Melissa sent

    With sweet and enticing kiss of scent,

    Beguiled was my ear

    When lips were more near

    To hear her soft whispers mellisonant.

    May 13, 2017