#WOTD: Mellifluous

Hi guys how are you today? Did you have a great Thursday? Do you still remember what song you listened to this morning? What was that? And how many times did you listen to it?


I have been listening to ‘Talk Me Down’ by Troye Sivan lately, and it was the first song I listened to this morning. You may check the song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT8h-ku17Wc A penny for your thought about this song. Any good?

The song has been played over and over by me. To me, the song is ‘mellifluous,’ so is Troye’s voice. What do you reckon? I said, “The song is ‘mellifluous,’ so is Troye’s voice.” What do you think ‘mellifluous’ mean? STOP!… Don’t look up the word in your dictionary. I will give you more examples instead. Here they are.

1) “I can’t remember her name. But I am sure it sounds mellifluous.”

2) “The actor has a mellifluous voice that could lull anyone into a deep sleep.”

3) “As I listened to my favorite poet read his writings, I was captivated by the mellifluous flow of his voice.”

How’s that? Anybody knows the meaning of ‘mellifluous’ based on the examples I gave? A penny for your thought.

Correct, ‘mellifluous’ means ‘having something musical, melodious, or pleasant to hear.’ Or ‘having a smooth rich flow.’

‘Mellifluous’ comes from latin words, ‘mel’ and ‘fluere.’ ‘Mel’ means ‘honey’ and ‘fluere’ means ‘to flow.’ The adjective these days typically applies to sound, as it has for centuries. However, sometimes mellifluous can also be used of flavor as to describe pleasant flavor. How’s that? Now you have another word in your mental dictionary that you can use to describe a good voice.

So, now instead of saying “He has a good voice.” You can say “He has a mellifluous voice.”

Thank you so much for being with us tonight. We do appreciate it. #WOTD

Hope to see you again tomorrow.



Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 19, 2016.








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