At the musical, the mellifluous or pleasant tones of the actor’s voice put me right to sleep in the theater. 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 chorus lulled me to sleep, at which point my mother would nudge me awake. After my snoozing during the soothing musical, my mother took me home and sang to me in a tender, mellifluous voice, sending me back to dreamland . . . and this time, I didn’t have to wake up.
Quiz: What does it mean when a voice is mellifluous?
- It can carry a tune well.
- It is gentle and soothing.
- It bores you completely.