When I was little, the mellifluous or pleasant tones of our preacher’s voice put me right to sleep in church. My mother was shocked at my dozing off in response to his mellifluous or sweet-sounding voice. Even the agreeable melodies and mellifluous tones of the choir would keep lulling me to sleep. Then, when we would get home, my grandmother used to stroke my hair and sing to me in a tender, mellifluous voice, sending me off to dreamland where I didn’t have to wake up.
Quiz: What does it mean when a voice is mellifluous?
- It can carry a tune well.
- It bores you completely.
- It is gentle and soothing.