- 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You can describe someone's voice or words as honeyed when they are very pleasant to listen to, especially if you want to suggest that they are insincere.
His gentle manner and honeyed tones reassured Andrew...
They could not understand how anyone could believe her honeyed words.2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n You can describe something as honeyed when it tastes or smells of honey, or is the pale yellowish colour of honey. [LITERARY]
I could smell the honeyed ripeness of melons and peaches...
Wait for the warm glow of sunset as it washes the stone to a honeyed hue.
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honeyed — is recommended in preference to honied for both literal meanings (honeyed figs) and figurative meanings (spoke in honeyed tones) … Modern English usage
Honeyed — Hon eyed, a. 1. Covered with honey. [1913 Webster] 2. Sweet, as, honeyed words. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
honeyed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing or coated with honey. 2) having a warm yellow colour. 3) soothing and soft: honeyed words … English terms dictionary
honeyed — index nectarous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
honeyed — [adj] sweetened cajoling, candied, dulcet, flattering, ingratiating, sugarcoated, sugary; concept 170 … New thesaurus
honeyed — [hun′ēd] adj. [ME honyede] 1. sweetened, covered, or filled with honey 2. sweet as honey; flattering or affectionate … English World dictionary
honeyed — honeyedly, adv. honeyedness, n. /hun eed/, adj. 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks. 2. flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words. 3. pleasantly soft; dulcet or mellifluous: honeyed tones. Also, honied. [1325 75; ME… … Universalium
honeyed — adjective literary honeyed words or honeyed voices sound soft and pleasant, but are often insincere: “How kind you are,” Brett said in a honeyed voice … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
honeyed — hon|eyed [ˈhʌnid] adj 1.) literary honeyed words or honeyed voices sound soft and pleasant, but are often insincere 2.) tasting like ↑honey or covered in honey … Dictionary of contemporary English
honeyed — hon|eyed [ hʌnid ] adjective 1. ) honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person speaking 2. ) sweet like honey … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English