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mellifluous


said in a mellifluous baritone voice
  pleasing to the ear
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  • said in a mellifluous baritone voice
  • A mellifluous female voice on the loudspeaker announced the arrival of a southbound train at gate B. "That’s B as in Bubba," the voice said, which Denny found slightly odd.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • She also felt secure in the easy mellifluousness of her accent, attractively Viennese.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The engines crooned mellifluously as McWatt throttled back to loiter and allow the rest of the planes in his flight to catch up.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • Several elves sat high in the trees, playing mellifluous tunes on their reed pipes, while others stared at the sky with peaceful expressions-neither awake nor asleep.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The man’s southern accent disappeared, and his voice morphed into a deeper, mellifluous whisper.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • A mellifluous voice, as I am true knight.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Chang was at his most mellifluous.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • As it happened, Tibetans who lived to the north of the great mountain already had a more mellifluous name for it, Jornolurignia, which translates to "goddess, mother of the world," and Nepalis who resided to the south called the peak Sagarmatha, "goddess of the sky."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Though in Heaven the trees Of life ambrosial fruitage bear, and vines Yield nectar; though from off the boughs each morn We brush mellifluous dews, and find the ground Covered with pearly grain: Yet God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights, As may compare with Heaven; and to taste Think not I shall be nice.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • He extended his hand, his English refined, mellifluous under his Swiss intonation.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The hostess had a husky, mellifluous voice and greeted the doctor by name.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • ’Scarce had the rubicund Apollo spread o’er the face of the broad spacious earth the golden threads of his bright hair, scarce had the little birds of painted plumage attuned their notes to hail with dulcet and mellifluous harmony the coming of the rosy Dawn, that, deserting the soft couch of her jealous spouse, was appearing to mortals at the gates and balconies of the Manchegan horizon, when the renowned knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, quitting the lazy down, mounted his celebrated…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He hymned the old unhappy wars in which he had been Achilles and the mellifluous Nestor, yet gone his righteous ways unheeded by the cruel kings….
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • ’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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Father [mellifluously].
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • Only the map of Australia, with its mellifluous Maori names, can match it.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Well, and have we a fair wind?" cried my uncle, in his most mellifluous accents.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Taxilinga is mellifluous babble with a few harsh foreign sounds, like butter spiced with broken glass.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Any bard who possessed such a mellifluous instrument would have his name praised throughout the land as a master of masters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • 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.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Dr. Randolph Gates found a relentless wave on which to ride, a mellifluous voice with which to speak, and a growing acerbic vocabulary to match the dawning new era.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The only difference is that the officers don’t wear their ranks on their uniforms: they write them after their names and announce them in the degree to which their speech is pompous, mellifluous, and monotonous.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • As they listen to the speech, King’s mellifluous voice carrying out over the reflecting pools between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the audience knows in their hearts that King will rally them to greatness.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Brown was a latter-day buccaneer, sorry enough, like his more celebrated prototypes; but what distinguished him from his contemporary brother ruffians, like Bully Hayes or the mellifluous Pease, or that perfumed, Dundreary-whiskered, dandified scoundrel known as Dirty Dick, was the arrogant temper of his misdeeds and a vehement scorn for mankind at large and for his victims in particular.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Not because of the wrinkles, and the face so old it could not be alive, but because out of the toothless mouth came the strong, mellifluent voice of a twenty-year-old girl.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • He is alternatively mellifluous and violent in his manner.
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • He chuckled mellifluously with resonant disdain and authority.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Some of the most mellifluous of American place-names are in the areas once held by the Spaniards.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Many elves, garbed in their finest tunics, greeted Eragon with soft cries, mellifluous laughter, and snatches of song and music.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • But that was the last and perhaps the only importation of the sage and mellifluous in bulk.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • 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 a mighty river in flood.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • His German is mellifluous—but now Durrfeld, sidetracked from his righteous rage at the British and the Dutch, subsides into his previous detached self, gazing at the turgid Professor beneath arched eyebrows, looking remotely irritated and bored.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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