In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In Italian what name could sound more mellifluous than Felice?
- While engine noise never gets out of hand and indeed sounds quite mellifluous, you do hear a surprising amount of noise from passing traffic.
- Once I heard her mellifluous voice softly humming to the radio, I sighed a breath of relief.
- I think his voice is noble, mellifluous, rich and with a good range of colours.
- The voice was rich, mellifluous and like an angel sent from heavens above.
- It must be the most musical and mellifluous language in the world.
- Despite age, the singer has a mellifluous voice.
- From Ontario, Kiran Ahluwalia brings her Punjabi folk songs, and a mellifluous voice that will wrap her audience in its exotic charms.
- We dozed off to the mellifluous sounds of nature.
- I was particularly taken with the mellifluous sounds of the ‘authentic’ clarinets.
- Prince Vaji closed his eyes and allowed his immortal senses hear the mellifluous music, designed to ensnare the mind of its listener.
- Finally, however, her mellifluous voice with its distinctive accent and timbre began captivating the hearts of audiences elsewhere, and she shot to fame.
- The waves crashed over and over, the sound mellifluous and almost lulling to my ear.
- Rose wondered, listening to Yashi's soft, mellifluous voice soothing Jess, and feeling a pang of annoyance that she'd gone straight for him.
- The words to the song started, and I could hear Christina's mellifluous voice singing softly along with it.
- Just as there is more to the songs' lyrics than that, so there is more to their sound than mellifluous strumming.
- Her physical energy and humour are palpable, her voice a mellifluous tool with which she weaves tale upon tale, until one loses track of time in the hands of a master storyteller.
- The mellifluous voice of the tenor did indeed ‘comfort’ us in his first aria.
- Staring into space, each concentrated on the soft sounds of Mari's mellifluous voice.
- ‘We will have refreshments and you shall tell me of your misadventure,’ Arvid said in a rich, mellifluous voice.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.