Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link). It’s a nice post to do and will give you some practice with a dictionary, of which there are several online. Illustrations are by no means necessary, but it’s up to you.
Next week, I’ll be looking for a word beginning with the letter n.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Pronunciation: mel·lif·lu·ous [muh–lif-loo-uh s] (mə-lĭf′lo͞o-əs)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Adverb: mellifluously; Noun: melliflousness
1. (of sounds or utterances) having a smooth, flowing sound (e.g. a mellifluous voice)
2. sweetened with or as if with honey
sweet, sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, smooth, silvery, liquid, soothing, rich, euphonious, harmonious, tuneful, musical, lyrical, lyric, melodic, melodious, mellifluent
C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow
Use in a Sentence:
1. I eventually nodded off to sleep, lulled by the mellifluous tones of the nightingale.
2. Gerald was enraptured by the mellifluous sounds of the string instruments.
3. The little stream that flowed beneath the bridge made beautifully mellifluous gurgling sounds.
4. James struggled to tear his eyes from the mellifluous movement of the model’s hips.
4. (Adverb) I am delighted to meet you, Miss Peacock,’ the bank manager intoned mellifluously.
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