mellifluousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mellifluous +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

mellifluousness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being mellifluous.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      "You should read Spanish," he said. "It is a noble tongue. 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."