What does the word mellifluous mean?

Usage examples for mellifluous

  1. Two young women, sitting near her, but farther from the chimney- nook, are gossiping idly, but persistently, in the soft, mellifluous brogue that distinguishes the county Cork. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  2. When she isn't darning stockings, she is always scolding the cook, and as her voice, when raised, is not mellifluous, her family, in a body, regard the work- basket with reverential affection, and present it to her notice when there comes the crash of broken china from the lower regions, or when the cold meat has been unfairly dealt with. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  3. Upon the silence there fell the pure, liquid, mellifluous melody of a soft- throated woman singing to her lover. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic